The Meeting of the Waters

Melody -

1. There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet
Oh! The last rays of feeling and life must depart
|: Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart :|

2. Yet it was not that nature had shed o'er the scene
Her purest of crystal and brightest of green
'Twas not her soft magic of streamlet or hill
|: Oh, no! It was something more exquisite still :|
  3. 'Twas that friends, the belov'd of my bosom were near
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear
And who felt how the best charms of nature improve
|: When we see them reflected from looks that we love :|

4. Sweet vale of Avoca! How calm could I rest
In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best
Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease
|: And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace :|

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