AWAKE, beloved! my heart awakes, —
Though still in slumber lies
The world; the pearl of morning breaks
Along the eastern skies.
The moon, the stars, that rule the night,
And look on land and sea,
A pathway are of luring light
My spirit walks to thee.
'Wake! ere between again shall lift
The day his lance of flame;
From the still shores of dreamland drift
One hour to love's dear claim.
O love! my love! the shadows part, —
Thine eager arms I see, —
'As for the water-brook the hart,'
So is my soul for thee!