Never a siren sung
With more desire to tempt than I,
For I am a lurer of men!
I am a temptress! Behold,
I make my songs like loving arms
And scarlet lips, warm of that ecstasy,
Which is the wine of love!
Yea, I sing as a siren
Upon the shore of Eternity---
Tempting men to forget the day---
And know Him!