Ash Wednesday

Fire in the forest leaves us ashes
Ashes lie smoking on the ground.
All the old and dead wood lies in ashes
But don't be sad, don't let it bring you down

For in the ashes new seeds are sown
From the ashes new life will grow
Leave the past in ashes
Let the old things give way
Start a fresh new life right here today —
in the ashes
out of ashes

Now we leave our failings far behind us
Leave them in the forest fire to burn
All that's left behind is cold grey ashes
And in the ashes now to God we turn

Renew and Rejoice

Michael Mangan & Peter Hehir