1 Gone in her childlike purity,
Out from the golden day;
Fading away in the light so sweet,
Where the silver stars and sunbeams meet,
When the purple light and the hilltops greet,
Over the silent way,
Over the silent way.
2 Over the sweet brow lovingly,
Twineth her sunny hair;
She was so fragile, that love sent down,
From his heavn'ly gems that soft, bright crown,
To shade her brow with its waves so brown,
Light as the dimpling air,
Light as the dimpling air.
3 Hearts where the darlings head hath lain;
Held by love's shining ray,
Know ye the touch of her gentle hand
Maketh bright the harp in the unknown land,
O she waits for us with the angel band,
Over the starry way,
Over the starry way.