The Covenant
by Marcus Draik

Long have been my nights, angel, tender ached my heart
        Hold me fast, my love, suffer not thine arms depart
Soft thy silken skin, to caress thy precious form
        Soothed my teary eyes, resting on thy chest so warm
Sweetly glows thy smile, as thy shining locks cascade
        Doth thy love desist, should in time such beauty fade?
'Tis our earthly path, where all flowers fade that grow
        Withers too thy love, as such fate begins to show?
Knowest not my heart, as thou see'st my loving gaze?
        Promise then thy love, to remain for all my days
Tender love and care, shall for all our days be thine
        Near me then, be near, in thine arms my heart entwine