Ode to Love

by John Corry

Soft ruler of the feeling heart,
Whose very pains more bliss impart
Than stupid Folly's joy -
Delightful Love! my soul inspire,
Teach me to tune I ERNE'S Lyre
To social amity.

Warmed by thy beautifying ray,
The gentle virgin's charms display
A more resistless grace;
Thy presence decks her lovely mein,
And points her eyes with light serene,
Mild-beaming over her face.

Fair sister of meek Charity,
O! condescend to live with me,
Thy willing votary;
My mind with lively pity move,
The feelings of my heart improve,
That gladly yields to thee.

Last updated November 28, 2022