Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is a penitential season, and Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance. From a sales website, I picked up three verses of a suitable hymn, the Psalter classic, "How Blest Is He Whose Trespass."

There are two more verses. The full text is here. The Psalter of any church is a songbook in which the songs are versions of the Psalms, in the Bible. This song is based on Psalm 32. The Catholic lectionary readings for Ash Wednesday are here. T.S. Eliot's poem "Ash Wednesday" is here.

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