Deland (Kathryn Rose)
- Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2016-09-24). Score information: A4, 1 page, 32 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Text by Ally Barrett, used with permission. The hymn tune itself is CC BY-SA. I have tried to make this clear on the PDF.
First published: 2016
Original text and translations
1. Dust to dust, we mark our repentance,
entering a guilty plea,
Ash to ash, we face our sentence,
Sin writ large for all to see:
Bearing signs of all our falls from grace,
Yearning for your strong embrace.
2. Dust of earth once shaped and moulded,
human form from Godly hand,
Male and female both enfolded,
part of all that you had planned.
Now O Lord reshape our damaged form,
Hold us till our hearts grow warm.
3. Dust that fuels the lights of heaven,
Stars and planets passing by,
Atoms of creation’s splendour,
Earth to earth and sky to sky,
Now our dust, redeemed, may sing along
with that universal song.