Sunday’s palms are Wednesday’s ashes

Sunday’s palms are Wednesday’s ashes. Rae E. Whitney* (1927- ). This was published initially in the first of four collections of hymns, With Joy Our Spirits Sing: The Hymns of Rae E. Whitney (Pittsburgh, 1995). It begins: Sunday’s palms are Wednesday’s ashesas another Lent begins;thus we kneel before our Makerin contrition for our sins. We have marred baptismal pledges, in rebellion gone astray; now, returning, seek forgiveness; grant us pardon, God, this day! (Words © 1991 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.)  This hymn sets the tone for the season of Lent. She frames this in the incipit by reminding the singer that the palms used during the Palm Sunday...

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