MUSING on the roaring ocean
Which divides my Love and me,
Wearying Heaven in warm devotion
For his weal where'er he be;
Hope and Fear's alternate billow
Yielding late to Nature's law,
Whisp’ring spirits round my pillow
Talk of him that 's far awa.

Ye whom Sorrow never wounded,
Ye who never shed a tear,
Care-untroubled, joy-surrounded,
Gaudy Day to you is dear:
Gentle Night do thou befriend me;
Downy Sleep the curtain draw;
Spirits kind again attend me,
Talk of him that 's far awa!