When Stars Are in the Skies.

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When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea.
For thought-like waves that glide by night
Are stillest when they shine;
Mine earthly love lies hush'd in light,
Beneath the heav'n of thine.
Mine earthly love lies hush'd in light,
Beneath the heav'n of thine.

There is an hour when angels keep
Familiar watch on men;
When coarser souls are wrapped in sleep,
Sweet spirit meet me then.
There is an hour when holy dreams,
Through slumbers fairest, glide;
And in that mystic hour it seems,
Thou should'st be by my side.

The thoughts of thee, too sacred are,
For daylight's common beam;
I can but know thee as my star,
My angel, and my dream!
When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me then, thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea.