A Last Request

©2003 Alden Drake (Paul A. Haines)



Lord:
To see your lovely face once more,
Is all I ask before I leave.
Dear God in Heaven I implore
To see your lovely face once more.
The king has called, I go to war,
For me, I beg you not to grieve.
To see your lovely face once more,
Is all I ask before I leave.

Lady:
I pray look not upon my face
And see my eyes now filled with tears.
Remember me in all my grace
I pray look not upon my face.
Lift not, my lord, this veil of lace,
Which hides away my darkest fears
I pray look not upon my face
And see my eyes now filled with tears.

Lord:
Hide not the tears that freely flow
From deep within your gentle heart,
For rain gives flowers strength to grow.
Hide not the tears that freely flow,
Upon your cheeks that all might know
The depth of love of those apart.
Hide not the tears that freely flow
From deep within your gentle heart.

Lady:
Take with you then my tear-stained shield
And place upon my lips a kiss
For courage on the battlefield.
Take with you then my tear-stained shield,
A favor born of love to wield,
In battle far from those you miss.
Take with you then my tear-stained veil
And place upon my lips a kiss.