I Call, great Love, the source of sweet delight,
Holy and pure, and charming to the sight;
Darting, and winged, impetuous fierce desire,
With Gods and mortals playing, wandering fire:
Agile and two-fold, keeper of the keys
Of heaven and earth, the air, and spreading seas;
Of all that Ceres’ fertile realms contains,
By which the all parent Goddess life sustains,
Or dismal Tartarus is doomed to keep,
Widely extended, or the sounding deep;
For thee all Nature’s various realms obey,
Who rules alone, with universal sway.
Come, blessed power, regard these mystic fires,
And far avert unlawful mad desires.