The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Ewan McColl

The first time ever I saw your face,
I thought the sun rose in your eyes,
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave,
To the dark and the endless skies.

The first time ever I kissed your lips,
I felt the earth move in my hand,
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird,
That was there at my command.

The first time ever I lay with you,
I felt your heart beat close to mine,
And I knew our love would fill the earth,
And would last till the end of time.