Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Alexander Lee

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1848

Comments

Though the Day of My Destiny's Over
Words by Lord Byron
Music by Alexander Lee

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson 135 Washington St.

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Abstract

Though the day of my destiny's over
And the star of my fate hath declin'd
Thy soft heart refused to discover
The faults that so many could find
Tho thy soul with my grief was acquainted
It shrunk not to share it with me
And the love which my spirit hath painted
It never hath found but in thee
And the love which my spirit hath painted
It never hath found but in thee

Yet I blame not the world nor despise it
Nor the war of the many with one
If my soul was not fitted to prize it
'Twas folly not sooner to shun
And if dearly that error has cost me
And more than I once could foresee
I have found that whatever it lost me
It could not deprive me of thee
I have found that whatever it lost me
It could not deprive me of thee

From the wreck of the past which has perished
Thus much I at least may recall
It hath taught me that what I most cherished
Deserved to be dearest of all
In the desert a fountain is springing
In the wide waste there still is a tree
And a bird in the solitude singing
Which speaks to my spirit of thee
And a bird in the solitude singing
Which speaks to my spirit of thee


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