My Heart to Thy Heart

"My Heart to Thy Heart" is a song that sets the poem "Song" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. The song is part of Hailstork's Four Love Songs.

Date: 1994Composer: Adolphus C. HailstorkText: Paul Laurence DunbarSong Collection: Four Love Songs

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Song
by Paul Laurence Dunbar

My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine;
My lip to thy lips,
Kisses are wine
Brewed for the lover in sunshine and shade;
Let me drink deep, then, my African maid.

Lily to lily,
Rose unto rose;
My love to thy love
Tenderly grows.
Rend not the oak and the ivy in twain,
Nor the swart maid from her swarthier swain.

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