Mask Up, Please

They knew that he had been with God; his face was shining bright.

Which stirred up fear in Aaron and in ev’ry Is’relite. 

He called them near and they came back to have a little chat.

He told them the commands of God. They listened, that was that. 

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The shining made him hard to face, so he took out a veil

and wore it almost every place so friendship wouldn’t fail.

But when he prayed inside God’s tent he didn’t need a mask;

He relayed what the Lord had said, for that was Moses’ task.  

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Photo:  “Michelangelo’s Moses at the San Pietro in Vincoli” by Herman Beun is licensed under  CC NC-ND

Source:  Exodus 34:29-35

Text:  David Alexander, 2022   CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:   Leveque, Public Domain 

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2011/Score/AtMeribah-Leverque.pdf    

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission 

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