Moonlight clear and bright fills the night,
Silent now is Egypt's land!
Soft breeze from the seas stirs the trees,
Casting shadows on the sand.
Through the black of night I'm yearning
for the dawn of day returning,
While love's fire within is burning,
burning, love for thee.
Ah, love! I am waiting by the Nile for thee!
Ah, love! how I long thy happy smile to see!
Ah, love, come and linger for a while with me,
I love thee, I love thee!
Come, love, where the lotus flowers bloom so fair,
I 'wait thee here amid the sweet perfume so rare,
So come, love, my arms would hold thee,
They would enfold thee,
for thou art mine!
Thou art mine!