intro: A5 , G5 A5 G5 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 A5 G5 That dream--that holy dream while all the world was chiding has cheeded me as a lovely beam a lonely spirit guiding A5 G5 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? E5 E5 A5 Take this kiss upon the brow and, in parting from you now thus much let me avow E5 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 A5 E5 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. A5 G5 what though that light, through storm and noght so trembled from afar what could there be more purely bright in truth's day-star? A5 G5 That holy dream---that holy dream while all the world was chiding has cheered me as a lovely beam a lonely spirit guiding.