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Choral, Sacred, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Lent, Accompanied, Piano (2014)

SATB (Holy Trinity Adult Choir) (4:33)

Holy Trinity Adult Choir

Lowell Prescott, Conducting


Ash Wednesday, 2014

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Although I do not hope to turn again

Although I do not hope

Although I do not hope to turn


Wavering between the profit and the loss

In this brief transit where the dreams cross

The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying

(Bless me father) though I do not wish to wish these things

From the wide window towards the granite shore

The white sails still fly seaward, seaward flying

Unbroken wings


This is the time of tension between dying and birth

The place of solitude where three dreams cross

Between blue rocks


Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,

Teach us to care and not to care

Teach us to sit still

Even among these rocks,

Our peace in His will


And let my cry come unto Thee.

Music: Lowell Prescott
Text: Selections from "Ash Wednesday" (T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965)

Music Copyright © & Ⓟ 2014 Lowell H. Prescott. All Rights Reserved.
Text Copyright © 1963 T. S. Eliot, Faber & Faber Limited. All Rights Reserved.