Childhood's melody (Francesco Berger)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-06-01). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 104 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
Sad and alone, at midnight hour,
Strange-seeming sounds come wafted near,
As when a mother's softest power
Soothes into peace her nurseling dear.
When unobserved soft tears are flowing,
Easing the pain that fills the heart;
And on the fev'rish brow bestowing
Calm that bids our cares depart.
As if the May, again returning,
Waved o'er our path her angel wing.
Life seems with gracious promise burning,
Hailing anew its gentle Spring.
And as that dreamlike strain floats nigh me,
Whate'er its sacred mission be,
E'en while I wake it passes by me,
As though 'twere childhood's melody.