Beautiful dream, can I awake
And from the fond illusion part?
Can I the spell of sweetness break
That now is lying on my heart?
Waking from thee is but to weep,
Bind me, O beautiful dream, asleep!
Linger, oh stay in thy beauty with me,
Hush my heart from its waking pain;
Bring back the tenderness that can be
Mine but in visions of sleep again.
Wake not my sorrow--linger with me!
Linger, O beautiful dream, with me!