Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

The line I'd like share tonight isn't even properly a Lenten hymn, tho' the "Evening" section of the hymnal does seem ever more appropriate in this season:

Teach me to live that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die that so I may
Rise glorious at the awesome day.
--Thomas Ken, c. 1674

I really am a Dark Lutheran. There's no denying it.

1 comment:

Bruce Gee said...

Every Ash Wednesday, among other things, I take another gander at Eliot's poem by that name. There is always another line that catches my fancy, and I spend Lent trying to unravel it.

"Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still."