Song - "Fresh from the dewy hill"
Fresh from the dewy hill, the merry year
Smiles on my head and mounts his flaming car;
Round my young
brows the laurel wreathes a shade,
And rising glories beam around my head.
My feet are wing'd, while o'er the dewy lawn,
I meet my maiden risen like the morn:
O bless those holy
feet, like angels' feet;
O bless those limbs, beaming with heav'nly light.
Like as an angel glitt'ring in the sky
In times of innocence and holy joy;
The joyful shepherd stops his
To hear the music of an angel's tongue.
So when she speaks, the voice of Heaven I hear;
So when we walk, nothing impure comes near;
field seems Eden, and each calm retreat;
Each village seems the haunt of holy feet.
But that sweet village where my black-eyed maid
Closes her eyes in sleep beneath night's shade,
I enter, more than mortal fire
Burns in my soul, and does my song inspire.