“Curtains of Night” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by William Shakespeare Hays. 1869 (Originally titled “I’ll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers“). Arranged by Andru Bemis

                        A                      A7                                D                         A When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars                                                                                    E And the beautiful moon sweeps the skies                     A                          A7                    D                      A And the dewdrops of heaven are kissing the rose                                        E7                A It is then that my memory flies        D                                                                       A As if on the wings of some beautiful dove                                                                  E7 In haste with the message it bears        A                       A7                   D                  A To bring you a kiss of affection and say                                               E7                  A “I’ll remember you, love in my prayers”  D                                                                       A Go where you will, on land or on sea                                                                      E7 I’ll share all your sorrows and cares         A                        A7                        D                    A At night when I kneel by my bedside to pray                                             E7                   A I’ll remember you, love, in my prayers I have loved you too fondly to ever forget The love you have spoken to me The kiss of affection still warm on my lips When you told me how true you would be I know not if fortune be fickle or friend Or if time will your memory wear But I know that I’ll love you wherever you roam And remember you, love, in my prayers While the angels in heaven are guarding the road As God has ordained them to do In answer to prayers I have offered above I know there is one watching you And may its bright spirit be with you through life To guide you up heaven’s bright stairs And be with the one who has loved you so true And remembers you, love, in his prayers