originally sung by Roberta Flack, and later covered by Leona Lewis, Aaron Neville, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, Mel Torme, Vanessa Williams, Ray Conniff, the Temptations, Jane Powell in the movie "The Batchelor", Gordon Lightfoot, Knightsbridge, Mantovani, Satori, Phil Coulter, Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, George Michael, the Chi-Lites and many others!
The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave To the dark and the empty skies, my love, To the dark and the empty skies.
The first time ever I kissed your mouth And felt your heart beat close to mine Like the trembling heart of a captive bird That was there at my command, my love That was there at my command.
And the first time ever I lay with you I felt your heart so close to mine And I knew our joy would fill the earth And last till the end of time my love It would last till the end of time my love
The first time ever I saw your face, your face, your face, your face