Within my heart I've kept a little secret all my own,
I'll tell it now to you alone.
Why keep it longer hid from view,
When it was only meant for you?
No man e'er knew love's subtle might
who loved not at first sight;
And that is why I'll now unfold
A tale that's oft been heard,
That bears one magic word,
No dearer story e'er was told.
I wandered one day in the Garden of Love,
Where fairest of blooms abide.
My joy then seemed borne from realms above,
For you were at my side.
We whispered so fondly the old tale divine,
We vowed we would never part.
Then Heaven itself held no rapture like mine:
I clasped you once more to my heart.
And now I've taken from your lips the words that lingered there,
And soon your secret I shall share,
For in the garden of my song,
You shall forevermore belong.
The fairest vision of delight there broke upon my sight;
For surely ne'er was girl like you!
Let Fate hold what it may,
My dreams have come to stay,
For Love is but a world come true.