Ash Wednesday February 14 :: Near

image :: Target, Jasper Johns (1974, American)

“Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.” Joel 2:12

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in me a new and contrite heart, that worthily lamenting my sins and acknowledging my wretchedness, I may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

sound :: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, Johann Sebastian Bach (c.1717); Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer (2017).  More on Bach’s chorale hereIf your current browser does not support HTML5 audio, try this.

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