Be­cause I love and cher­ish you,
And want to fill your heart with grace,
These things I promise I will do:

I vow to tell you what is true
That you might touch whom you em­brace
Be­cause I love and cher­ish you.

I vow to put aside my view
And paint my por­trait from your place:
These things I promise I will do.

And when you must your dreams re­new,
I vow to give you am­ple space
Be­cause I love and cher­ish you.

I vow to make our bat­tles few
And love the child be­hind the face:
These things I promise I will do.

And that we might make one of two,
Too deep to know, too vast to trace,
Be­cause I love and cher­ish you,
These things I promise I will do.