• My Spectre around me night and day
    Like a wild beast guards my way
    My Emanation far within
    Weeps incessantly for my sin

  • A fathomless and boundless deep
    There we wander, there we weep
    On the hungry craving wind
    My Spectre follows thee behind

  • He scents thy footsteps in the snow
    Wheresoever thou dost go
    Thro’ the wintry hail and rain
    When wilt thou return again?

  • Dost thou not in pride and scorn
    Fill with tempests all my morn
    And with jealousies and fears
    Fill my pleasant nights with tears?

  • Seven of my sweet loves thy knife
    Has bereavèd of their life
    Their marble tombs I built with tears
    And with cold and shuddering fears

  • Seven more loves weep night and day
    Round the tombs where my loves lay
    And seven more loves attend each night
    Around my couch with torches bright

  • And seven more loves in my bed
    Crown with wine my mournful head
    Pitying and forgiving all
    Thy transgressions great and small

  • When wilt thou return and view
    My loves, and them to life renew?
    When wilt thou return and live?
    When wilt thou pity as I forgive?

  • O’er my sins thou sit and moan
    Hast thou no sins of thy own?
    O’er my sins thou sit and weep
    And lull thy own sins fast asleep

  • What transgressions I commit
    Are for thy transgressions fit
    They thy harlots, thou their slave
    And my bed becomes their grave

  • Never, never, I return:
    Still for victory I burn
    Living, thee alone I’ll have
    And when dead I’ll be thy grave

  • Thro’ the Heaven and Earth and Hell
    Thou shalt never, quell
    I will fly and thou pursue
    Night and morn the flight renew

  • Poor, pale, pitiable form
    That I follow in a storm
    Iron tears and groans of lead
    Bind around my aching head

  • Till I turn from Female love
    And root up the Infernal Grove
    I shall never worthy be
    To step into Eternity

  • And, to end thy cruel mocks
    Annihilate thee on the rocks
    And another form create
    To be subservient to my fate

  • Let us agree to give up love
    And root up the Infernal Grove
    Then shall we return and see
    The worlds of happy Eternity

  • And throughout all Eternity
    I forgive you, you forgive me
    As our dear Redeemer said:
    This the Wine, and this the Bread.