Your Face

After The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, recording by Roberta Flack, lyrics by Ewan MacColl

 

The first time ever I saw Your face,

I thought the sun rose in Your eyes

And the moon and stars were the gifts You gave

To the dark and the endless night, my Lord.

 

And the first time ever I gazed into Your eyes,

I felt the earth move through me bodywise

Like the trembling heart of a captive bird

That now knew what freedom was, my Lord.

 

And the first time ever I sensed Your Love,

I felt Your heart so close to mine.

And I knew this joy would fill the universe,

And last till the end of time, my Love.

And last till the end of time.

 

The first time ever I saw Your face.