Relieve me the tedium of this day, my love
This life, so dull and inconsequential without you.
For I shall surely perish in this dust and mite,
Without your hand to help me through.
Without your heart
so firm to rely on.
Without your speech
to play music in my ears.
Without your loving strokes
Of a most gentle hand,
I shall be graved before my years.
Relieve me thus,
And forever be at my stay.