Feeling a little tired this evening, so I thought that I would take a short cut and just throw a song up here….and then spent a half-hour deciding what song.
At 31 minutes into the exercise, I remembered my annual, Lenten hymn.
The hymn gets to me every time and thanks to John for introducing me to it. Here is the original link, 9 years old and to make it easier, the video and words.
Even if you are not a Christian, I encourage you to listen and follow along. I promise nothing bad will happen to you.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy Holy Temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled. But in Thy Compassion purify me by the loving-kindness of Thy Mercy. Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Lead me on the paths of Salvation O Mother of God, for I have covered my soul in shameful sins and have wasted my life in lazy acts. But by your intercessions, deliver me from all impurity. Have mercy on me O God according to Thy Great Mercy and according to the multitude of Thy Compassions blot out my transgressions. When I think of the many evil things I have done, wretched I am, I tremble at the fearful day of Judgement, but trusting in Thy loving-kindness, like David I cry to Thee. Have mercy on me O God, have mercy on me O God, Have mercy on me O God according to Thy great Mercy.