Let Me Love Him.

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Let me love him in my soul,
Let me love him in my heart;
Blindly may fate my life control,
If gracious Heav'n this joy impart.
Oh! let me love him in silence,
Even without hope his dear name adore;
Let me love him still in his absence,
Love him for ever, though I ne'er again may see him more.

Take from me my young years bloom,
All my days of youthful pleasure;
Make them sad and wither'd as the tomb,
But let me love him without measure.
Oh! let me love him in silence,
Even without hope his dear name adore;
Let me love him still in his absence,
Love him for ever, though I ne'er again may see him more.

Let my looks my love conceal,
As the clouds obscure the sky;
Let him never know or feel,
That in shunning him I die.
Oh! let me love him in silence,
Even without hope his dear name adore;
Let me love him still in his absence,
Love him for ever, though I ne'er again may see him more.