Thursday, July 18, 2024

Ashes – Hymn

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“Ashes” is a poignant hymn that reflects on the transient nature of life and the need for repentance and renewal. With its haunting melody and introspective lyrics, this hymn serves as a solemn reminder of human frailty and the necessity of turning to God for forgiveness and restoration. From the opening lines, it evokes a sense of humility and contrition, prompting listeners to reflect on their mortality and the fleeting nature of earthly pursuits.

As the song unfolds, it delves into the themes of repentance, forgiveness, and the mercy of God. It acknowledges the reality of sin and the consequences it brings, yet affirms the promise of God’s grace and redemption for all who turn to Him in repentance. With each verse, the hymn invites listeners to acknowledge their need for forgiveness and to seek reconciliation with God.

Throughout the verses, “Ashes” speaks of the transformative power of God’s mercy, which brings healing and restoration to the broken and contrite heart. It offers words of comfort and assurance, reminding listeners of the promise of God’s unfailing love and the hope found in Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection.

The chorus of the hymn serves as a solemn plea for God’s mercy and forgiveness, as believers acknowledge their need for His grace to cleanse and renew them. It encourages listeners to humble themselves before God, confessing their sins and seeking His mercy and guidance in their lives.

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Ashes (Christian Hymn) Lyrics

We rise again from ashes, from the good we’ve failed to do.
We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew.
If all the world is ashes, then must our lives be true,
an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts,
The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt
Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view
an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

Then rise again from ashes, let healing come to pain,
Though spring has turned to winter, and sunshine turned to rain,
the rain we’ll use for growing and create the world anew
From an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

Thanks be to the Father, who made us like himself,
thanks be to the Son, who saved us by his death;
thanks be to the Spirit, who creates the world anew,
From an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

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