Five favourite songs (11)/Now Ye're Far Away, Love

Five favourite songs (11)  (between 1840 and 1850) 
Now Ye're Far Away, Love


Oh! now ye’re far awa’, love,
Ye’re far awa’ frao me,
O'er woodland glens, and rocky dens,
And o’er the raging sea. I stand upon the rocky shore,
The rocky hills behind.
I spy the distant ship afar,
That’s driven with the wind.

I see the waves around her rise,
Ten thousand billows roar;
The foaming surges lash the skies
Behind her and before.
Unto the winds I gave a sigh,
Unto the waves a tear;
Up to the skies I send my cry,
O for my dearest dear.

Kind Providence, oh! hear my voice,
Oh, wilt thou her life save?
Oh, keep her from the sunken rocks,
And from a watery grave.
For, though she’s borne awa’ frae me,
Across the raging main,
Our hapless loves may yet revive,
Were we to meet again.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.