Thursday, June 12, 2014

I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers By Unknown Author


Here's another poem from that old book I had mentioned earlier. This one struck me because of the love and devotion in it. The voice is very strong here. Apparently there is also a song by Alison Krauss & Union Station that used much of this poem as the basis for their song of the same title. The song is pretty cool but I dig the poem a lot more. If anybody knows who actually wrote this poem, please let me know.

I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers

When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars,
And the beautiful moon leaps the skies,
And the dewdrops of heaven are kissing the rose,
It is then that my memory flies
As if on the wings of some beautiful dove
In haste with the message it bears
To bring you a kiss of affection and say:
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

Chorus:

Go where you will, on land or on sea,
I'll share all your sorrows and cares;
And at night, when I kneel by my bedside to pray
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

I have loved you too fondly to ever forget
The love you have spoken to me;
ANd the kiss of affection still warm on my lips
When you told me how true you would be.
I know not if fortune be fickle or friend,
Or if time on your memory wears;
I know that I love you wherever you roam,
And remember you, love, in my prayers.

When angels in heaven are guarding the good,
As God has ordained them to do,
In answer to prayers I have offered to Him,
I know there is one watching you.
And may its bright spirit be with you through life
To guide you up heaven's bright stairs,
And meet with the one who has loved you so true
And remembered you, love, in her prayers.

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