Monday 7 March 2011

These evil days

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16

The days are long,
Yet the years pass you by;
No word, no song;
Just a breath and a sigh.
Recounting vain pleasures
And empty delights,
Regretting lost moments -
What if’s and what might.

Be careful; be so careful
Each step that you take.
Not as unwise but as wise;
Not asleep but awake.
These days are evil,
They guile and deceive -
“No cares for tomorrow!”
My life’s mine own to live.

Once you were in darkness
But now in the Lord -
Light he has made you;
Righteousness your reward.
So wake up, O sleeper
Long not for your bed
Let Christ shine upon you
Rise forth from the dead!

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