Taking needle and thread in hand,
that love not pass me by;
I formed the image of a man,
in crimson-cloth and with herbs dry.
I gave him life with sacred breath,
and water blessed his soul;
before the altar of Holy Death,
I prayed that She would aid my goal.
I held him close by candle-light
anointing him with mystic oil;
side by side we slept each night,
my little man to spoil.
Now here you are, my lover, my friend
and together we are one;
my lonely days are now at end,
our new life has begun!