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Chappell & Co. Ltd. 50 New Bond Street, London, W. New York: 37 West Seventeenth Street Melbourne: 11 & 12, The Rialto, Collins Street May be sung without fee or license Words by Edward Teschemacher French words and music by Guy d'Hardelot

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Because you come to me with naught save love

And hold my hand, and life mine eyes above,

A wider world of hope and joy I see,

Because you come to me.

Because you speak to me in accents sweet,

I find the roses waking round my feet.

And I am led through tears and joy to thee,

Because you speak to me.

Because God made thee mine I'll cherish thee,

Through light and darkness, through all time to be,

And pray His love may make our love divine,

Because God made thee mine.

Lorsque j'entends ton pas, comme en un rêve

Le fol espoir de le revvir s'élève,

vainement vers toi je tends les bras,

Quand j'entends ton pas.

Et quand divinement la voix m'enchaine,

Je vois s'évanouir tonte ma peine,

Et tout ton être chante, et vibre en moi,

Quand j'entends la voix.

Et puis tu viens à moi, et je frissonne,

Tu prends ma main, et tout mon coeur se donne

A toi en un baiser brûlant d'émoi

Car tu viens [es] à moi!

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