I Leave My home & the one I love
1 Farwell farwell farwell sweet home
The hour for parting is nigh
I gaze upon thy lofty dome,
My bosom heaves a sigh.
2 Although I Leave and wander off
Till miles betwen us be,
Each moving thought my heart will thrill
When I rember thee.
3 Adieue adieue to the one I love
My heart I leave with thee,
Pray keep it for thy selfe alone
It is a gift from me.
4 Hast I thine love in return
Yes thou sayest tis true,
Then let us nurse and keep them warm
Till I return to you.
5 When far away from the I roam
I shall not the forget,
Though months and years might roll away,
And I would love the yet.
6 Then let not doubting or dispar
Disturb thy peaceful breast,
Wher'er thou art my heart is there,
It seeks thine own for rest.
7 For get me not when I am gon
Is the only boon I ask,
For me to love and think of the
Is but a pleasant task.
8 Adieu! adieu! Thou lovely one.
Adieu! oh think of me,
May the banners of peace be now unfurled
And rest their smiles on thee.
Written by John W. Watson