Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Closely let me hold thy hand,
Storms are sweeping sea and land;
Love alone will stand.
Closely cling, for waves beat fast,
Foam-flakes cloud the hurrying blast;
Love alone will last.
Kiss my lips, and softly say:
Joy, sea-swept, may fade to-day;
Love alone will stay.
(Transcribed by Lizzi - September 2014)