Before I Saw You
Before I saw you that day,
I was in such agony an' despair.
I was so lonesome an' astray;
So have I started to utter some prayer,
Through which I've asked for a rain
To wash away all the tears of my heart
And sort me out from that disdain
That took leave of all my senses apart.
Any such compassion others feel
When they read my very thoughts in my lays
Has gone away, and to well heal
My badly bruised heart; a bud of May lays,
With her soft hands, my sorrow aside,
And brings life again to my mind.