The hours of the day have departed,
They folded their wings to rest,
When the last red ray of sunlight
Faded away in the west,
And fleecy clouds cover the stars,
And beyond is a world of blue,
And my soul awakes from a slumber
Tonight, and I see right through--
Away to a world of azure,
Where white-wing'd spirits meet,
While the clouds float and fade below them,
And the stars shine at their feet.
They hold out their hands in welcome,
And now, for a moment of time,
Limitless worlds, and boundless space,
And planets--they all are mine.