Be welcome in my house.
as freely come, as freely go,
Come be my guest, come taste my wine,
let trust between us grow.

You came a stranger to my door
When darkness ruled the sky.
I gave the shelter all men crave
And you cursed it for a lie.

I warned you that the halls were old
I served you as I could.
You watched the shadows on the hearth
But never understood.

You fled from me in wild despair
With madness at your heels.
I should have known that none alive
Could learn how darkness feels.

You left behind sweet rambling tales
Word pictures from the heart,
That draw me back to men and life
And spur me to depart.

I came a stranger to your door
When darkness ruled the sky.
You gave me love, you gave me life,
This gift shall never die.