intro: Am , G Am G In Visons of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed But a waking dream of life and light Has left me broken hearted Am G That dream--that holy dream while all the world was chiding has cheeded me as a lovely beam a lonely spirit guiding Am G Ah what is not a deam by day To him whose eyes are cast on things around hom with a ray turned back upon thw past? E E Am Take this kiss upon the brow and, in parting from you now thus much let me avow E you are not wrong who deem that my days have been a drem; yet if hope has flown away in a night or in a day Am E in a vision or in none, is it therefore the less gone? all that we see or seen is but a dream within a dream. Am G what though that light, through storm and noght so trembled from afar what could there be more purely bright in truth's day-star? Am G That holy dream---that holy dream while all the world was chiding has cheered me as a lovely beam a lonely spirit guiding.