Curtains of Night
By: Will Hayes (1869)
On: February Tapes, Volume I: Gordon Bok & Friends
When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars
And the beautiful moon sweeps the skies
When the teardrops of heaven are kissing the rose
It is then that my memory flies
As if on the wings of a beautiful dove
In haste with the message it bears
Just to bring you a kiss of affection and say
"I'll remember you, love in my prayers."
So go where you will, on land or on sea
I'll share all your sorrows and cares
And tonight when I kneel by my bedside to pray
I'll remember you, love in my prayers.
When the heavenly angels are guarding the road
As God has ordained them to do
In answer to prayers I have offered above
I know that one's watching o'er you
And may its bright spirit be with you tonight
And guide you up heaven's bright stairs
And be with the one who has loved you so true
And remembers you, love in my prayers.