Shaper of the Dust


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This track included in our “Near You” CD Album


There is only a step between now and forever,

Only a heartbeat away.

There is so little time between living and dying,

So soon till our beauty will fade

So, teach us, teach us, Everlasting One!



Shaper of the dust, You Who pity us,

Come and teach us in Your tenderness

To number off our days, to feel them fly away,

That we would walk in wisdom to the end.


You tell us that we are a vanishing vapor;

We see it and then it is gone.

You say that our life is a lot like a flower

Whose glory won’t last very long.

So, teach us, teach us, Everlasting One!


How kind to remind us how fast and how fleeting

This life of limited days.

How quick we forget how long and how lasting

The life that follows the grave.

So, teach us, teach us, Everlasting One!

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