Keep This in Mind

It’s vital to remember as soon as when you’re young, 

you’re cre-a-ted (not self made), and your time wi-ll surely come.

As years dr-aw near it’s clearer; yo-ur pleasure’s in the past. 

Vision dims as grief’s beginning; your die will soon be cast.


Li-mbs quake and strength abates as, your sex appeal is gone.

Take no care f-or what you’ll wear ‘cause, nobody’s looking on.

The tweets o-f birds are silenced, and singing girls grow mum.

Fears multiply around you. Th-e signs o-f death soon come.


T-he black-clad mourners gather, on streets o-f ev-ry town.

The cord is snapped and china is broken all around.

Machines that helped you li-ve no longer bob and nod.

When dust itself has settled, your breath goes back to God.


Image:   Mendel, 1609

Source:   Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

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

Tune:   Salley Gardens, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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