Hebrew Melodies/It is the hour

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Hebrew Melodies by George Gordon, Lord Byron
It is the hour


It is the hour when from the boughs
 The nightingale's high note is heard—
It is the hour when lovers' vows
 Seem sweet in every whispered word;
And gentle winds and waters near
Make music to the lonely ear.
Each flower the dews have lightly wet,
And in the sky the stars are met;
And on the wave is deeper blue,
And on the leaf a browner hue;
And in the Heaven that clear obscure,
So softly dark, and darkly pure,
That follows the decline of day
As twilight melts beneath the moon away.