(Why should the aged eagle stretch            its wings?)Why should I mournThe vanished power of theusual reign?
Because I do not hope to know againThe infirm glory of the positive hourBecause I do not thinkBecause I know I shall not k...
And pray to God to have mercy upon usAnd I pray that I may forgetThese matters that with myself I too much discussToo much...
Because these wings are no longer wings to flyBut merely vans to beat the airThe air which is now thoroughly small and dry...
Teach us to care and not to careTeach us to sit stillEven among these rocksAnd even among these rocksSister, mother,
Spirit of the river, spirit of the               sea
Suffer me not to be separatedAnd let my cryCome unto thee
ASH WEDNESDAY
ASH WEDNESDAY
ASH WEDNESDAY
ASH WEDNESDAY
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ASH WEDNESDAY

  1. 1. (Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?)Why should I mournThe vanished power of theusual reign?
  2. 2. Because I do not hope to know againThe infirm glory of the positive hourBecause I do not thinkBecause I know I shall not knowThe one veritable transitory powerBecause I cannot drinkThere, where trees flower, and springs flow, for there is nothing again
  3. 3. And pray to God to have mercy upon usAnd I pray that I may forgetThese matters that with myself I too much discussToo much explainBecause I do not hope to turn againLet these word answerFor what is doneNot to be done againMay the judgement not be too heavy upon us
  4. 4. Because these wings are no longer wings to flyBut merely vans to beat the airThe air which is now thoroughly small and drySmaller and dryer than the will
  5. 5. Teach us to care and not to careTeach us to sit stillEven among these rocksAnd even among these rocksSister, mother,
  6. 6. Spirit of the river, spirit of the sea
  7. 7. Suffer me not to be separatedAnd let my cryCome unto thee

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