433. Sign Us with Ashes

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First Line: Surely, you alone can save us
Title: Sign Us with Ashes
Author: Mary Louise Bringle (2003)
Refrain First Line: Sign us with ashes, merciful God
Meter: LM with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Christian Year: Ash Wednesday; Confession (4 more...)
Copyright: © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc.
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Name: PHOENIX
Composer: William P. Rowan (2003)
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc.


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The refrain here recalls the imposition of ashes, a ritual based on Genesis 3:19, which has been a part of Christian worship on Ash Wednesday since the 9th century. As The Book of Common Worship states, “This ancient sign speaks of the frailty and uncertainty of human life.”


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