By the Sad Sea Waves
by Sir Julius Benediot
By the Sad Sea Waves Lyrics
By the sad sea waves, I listen while they moan
A lament o’er graves of hope and pleasure gone.
I was young, I was fair, I had once not a care,
From the rising of the morn to the setting of the sun.
Yet I pipe like a slave by the sad sea wave,
Come again, bright days of hope and pleasure gone,
Come again bright days, Come again, come again.
From my care last night by holy sleep beguiled,
In the fair dream-light my home upon me smiled.
Oh, how sweet ‘mid the dew, Ev’ry flow’r that I knew,
Breath’d a gentle welcome back to the worn and weary child.
I awake in my grave by the sad sea wave,
Come again, dear dream so peacefully that smiled,
Come again, dear dream, Come again, Come again.