I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes.
And then a voice may meet my ear,
That death has silenced long ago;
And hope and rapture may appear Instead of solitude and woe.
Cold in the grave for years has lain The form it was my bliss to see;
And only dreams can bring again,
The darling of my heart to me.