Daughter Darling Absconding

In the visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me brokenhearted There it goes away it goes In the night it slips away There I leave all that I loathe Escape before the day breaks That holy dream, that holy dream While the world were all chiding Cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding Spirit guiding