Winding all my life about thee,
Let me lay my lips on thine;
What is all the world without thee,
Mine –oh mine!
Let me press my heart out on thee,
Grape of life’s most fiery vine,
Spilling sacramental on thee
Love’s red wine.
Let thy strong eyes yearning o’er me
Draw me with their force divine;
All my soul has gone before me
Irresistibly I follow,
As whenever we may run
Runs our shadow, as the swallow
Seeks the sun.
Yea, I tremble, swoon, surrender
All my spirit to thy sway,
As a star is drowned in splendour
Of the day.