Writer(s): R. Wright / G. Forrest / Edvard Grieg
(From The Columbia Years, 1943-1952, Disc 4)
I hear you ask if I am yours for keeping,
Shame that a doubt could ever pass your lips,
I say it waking, shall I say it sleeping,
I love your lips, I love your laugh,
I love the tear that’s in your dancing eyes.
I love you dear, and there your answer lies.
And should you ask if time has dulled my longing,
Day has the northern star gone coursing south,
If me you doubt, ‘tis only you you’re wronging,
I loved you then, I love you now,
I love you when the world grows old and dies.
I love you dear, and here your answer lies.
ALTERNATIVE LYRICS, from the movie version, Song of Norway
Written by Lane Anderson and Edvard Grieg
My mind is yours,
There lives no other thought there –
You, all my heart can hold or eyes can see
Were I in heaven,
You’d be all I seek there
I cherish you. I worship you,
I love you with every breath of me
I love you now and will eternally.
You are the answer to my years of asking
Bound to the qualms and fears that used to be.
One goal in life wherein my soul is basking –
I live for you, would die for you
Because I love you more than life you see,
I love you now and for eternity.