Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest


Shrouded by the night
And by the secret stair I quickly fled
The veil concealed my eyes
while all within lay quiet as the dead


CHORUS
Oh night thou was my guide
of night more loving than the rising sun
Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other


Upon that misty night
in secrecy, beyond such mortal sight
Without a guide or light
than that which burned so deeply in my heart
That fire t'was led me on
and shone more bright than of the midday sun
To where he waited still
it was a place where no one else could come

CHORUS

Within my pounding heart
which kept itself entirely for him
He fell into his sleep
beneath the cedars all my love I gave
From o'er the fortress walls
the wind would his hair against his brow
And with its smoothest hand
caressed my every sense it would allow

CHORUS

I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lover's breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the morning's mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
there they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
there they dimmed amongst the lilies fair


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    General CommentFrom a Spanish poem that's just as beautiful...this song is one of my favorites from her.
    Marjosaon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, this is my favourite song among all. The Dark Night of the Soul is a translation of the Spanish Poem "Noche Oscura del Alma" and my classmates and I had to analyze it in Language Class, I'm Chilean by the way. It talks about the Mystic Love, makes a deep and beautiful reflection of the union of your Soul with God in the three characteristic steps of Mystic Love: Purificative, Iluminative and Unitive. I just love it, because it can be interpreted as a love story of two people at any time. Thanks Loreena for the best song of my entire life!
    mauricio-barbierion June 26, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat does the "veil" represent?
    Shrouded by the night
    And by the secret stair I quickly fled
    The veil concealed my eyes
    While all within lay quiet as the dead
    erdman1020on November 28, 2015   Link

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