Who Sang Hymn to Pan? Coph Nia

Coph Nia Shape Shifter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-5-19
length: 8:36
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Lyrics
Thrill with the lissome l*** of the light,
O man! My man!
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady!
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and satyrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white a**, come over the sea
To me, to me!

Come with Apollo in bridal dress
Shepherdess and pythoness
Come with Artemis, silken shod,
And wash thy white thigh, beautiful god,
In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount,
The dimpled dawn of the amber fount!
Dip the purple of passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare,
The soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantonness weeping through
The tangled grove, the gnarled bole
Of the living tree that is spirit and soul
And body and brain, come over the sea,
Io Pan! Io Pan!

Devil or god, to me, to me,
My man! My man!
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill!
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring!
Come with flute and come with pipe!
Am I not ripe?
I, who wait and writhe and wrestle
With air that hath no boughs to nestle
My body, weary of empty clasp,
Strong as a lion and sharp as an asp
Come, O come! I am numb
With the lonely l*** of devildom.
Thrust the sword through the galling fetter,
All-devourer, all begetter;
Give me the sign of the Open Eye,
And the token erect of thorny thigh,
And the word of madness and mystery,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan!
Pan! Pan! Pan!
I am a man
Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! I am awake
In the grip of the snake.
The eagle slashes with beak and claw;
The gods withdraw;
The great beasts come
Io Pan! I am borne
To death on the horn
Of the Unicorn.
I am Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan Pan! Pan!

I am thy mate, I am thy man,
Goat of thy flock, I am gold, I am god,
Flesh to thy bone, flower to thy rod.
With hoofs of steel I race on the rocks
Through solstice stubborn to equinox.
And I rave and I rape
And I rip and I rend
Everlasting, world without end,
Mannikin, maiden, maenad, man,
In the might of Pan.
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan!
Pan! Io Pan!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Hall of Truth
  • 2 To Fix the Shadow
  • 3 Lord of the Air
  • 4 Prime Mover
  • 5 Gnostic Anthem
  • 6 Hymn to Pan
  • 7 The Mirror
  • 8 Stigmata Martyr
  • 9 Call of the Jackal

  • Release information
    label: Cold Meat Industry
    country(area): Sweden
    format: CD
    barcode: 718750990921
    script: Latin