Before the break of dawn
I walk across the lawn
And watch the sky transform from black to blue.
No sleep assails my eyes
No yawns, no tired sighs
These all are chased away by thoughts of you.
My soul awaits the day
I watch, I yearn, I pray
My eyes scan distant skies for signs of sun
Because when light bursts free
From black obscurity
A time of joy with you will have begun
My sunburst! Yes, you are!
My radiant, shining star
I wait in darkness till you take the skies
The cold assails my heart
And pierces like a dart
O, Love, grant me your warm smile for my prize!
In blackest, starkest night
I pine after the light
That only your sweet surfacing can bring
And though a dark despair
And chill hangs in the air
I know that at the break of day I’ll sing
I’ll sing a song of love
About my gentle dove
Who brings light to my world on wings so fair
I’ll dance upon the grass
And watch the ages pass
With arms around my Sun, my Queen, my Dear
So hurry to me now
O, object of my vow
And chase these clouds of darkness quite away
From now until you come
My heart will dream of home
And anxiously await the break of day!