O You Whom I Often and Silently Come

(1961)

"O You Whom I Often and Silently Come" was originally the second song of Rorem's 5 Songs to Poems -- Texts by Walt Whitman. The song is now found in Rorem's collection 14 Songs on American Poetry.

O You Whom I Often and Silently Come
by Walt Whitman


O you whom I often and silently come where you are that I may be with you,
As I walk by your side or sit near, or remain in the same room with you,
Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me.


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