Sweet soul of my song – Oh, welcome guest
Coming at my bidding, leaving at a breadth
Thrilling, inspiring and exalting thing
Life of my heartstrings, of thee, I sing!
Wings of my fancies, flight of my soul
Door to each mood – cheering to the goal
Strong as the mighty, yet gentle as love
True in your mission, as light from above!
Ever bringing to life, at love’s command
True friendship, joy, and triumph – grand.
You speak in your tones of wondrous charm
And into my soul, there creeps a balm
Strengthening, soothing, healing each wound
Holding securely the joys I have found
Walking my ears with the voice of the dove
Calling to being peace, comradeship, and love!
Swaying in silent charm, laughing in glee
Oh soul of eternal joy, I cling to thee!
So joyous in your life of melodious strain
Scarce do you sleep, ere I call you again.
Without music, my heart would cease to sing!