Love's Old Sweet Song lyrics

by John McDermott

Once in the deep dark days beyond recall,
When on the earth a mist began to fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng
Low to our hearts Love sang an old sweet song;
And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam,
Softly it wove itself into our dreams.

Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
When the flickering shadows softly come and go,
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight comes Love's old song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.

Even today we hear the song of yore,
Deep in our hearts it dwells forevermore.
Footsteps may fall, but weary grow the way,
Still we can see it at the close of day.
So till the end, when life's deep shadows fall,
Love will be found the sweetest song of all.

Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
When the flickering shadows softly come and go,
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight comes Love's old song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.

Song Details

Lyrics: James Lynam Molloy - published in 1884

Music: G. Clifton Bingham

Brief: A beautiful love song - no matter how long or hard the day has been, when twilight falls and the day is done - love will conquer all.

Category: Love Song

John McDermott: Born John Charles McDermott in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on March25, 1955. He is a singer (Tenor), songwriter and record producer who also plays piano, keyboards and guitar. Performing since 1980, his past associations include St. Michael's Choir School and The Irish Tenors. The song is featured on the album, Contemporary Songs (pictured).

Other Recording Artists: John MCormack, Brendan O'Dowda, Maura O'Connell, Anúna, Jim McCann, Richard Tauber, J. L. Molloy, Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae, Deanna Durbin, Richard Crooks, Garrison Keillor & Aoife O'Donovan, The Ames Brothers...

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