LYRICS

Nightingale, nightingale,
Sing of joy through the night.
Teach my heart to impart
Everywhere your delight.

Sing of moon-rays on the rain
Sing that love’s not in vain
Every grief, every wrong
Has its ending in song.

Nightingale, nightingale,
Sing of joy through the night.
Teach all men how to spin
Clouds of gloom into light.

Without silence, what is song?
Without night, where is dawn?
Were it not for men’s woes,
Who would smile at a rose?

Nightingale, nightingale,
Sing of joy through the night.
Let each tone, silence grown
Earth and heaven unite.

Morning laughter, evening tears,
Snow and blossoms all fade.
Joy must sing, in the night
To face change unafraid!

Nightingale,
Nightingale,
Nightingale!