the evening rose

My Real Love

I sang of the charms of human love
Of milk-white arms and kisses sweet
But gone are the days when the heart was young
I can not now those feelings repeat

My love has now been raised to Him
Who alone this limitless universe rules
Creates each moment innumerable worlds
Tends and ends them, though holds no tools

Him alone | sing and worship now
The Redeemer great of all our sins
I have left my past love far behind
Found that, from where true life begins