How Might I, in Faith, Do as You Ask

Music: Laus Deo.
By Charles Henri Valentin Alkan.
Sequenced by Segundo G. Yogore at Kunst der Fuge.

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How might I, in faith, do as You ask?
Innocent, I hung upon Your Word,
Great with the intention to be good.
However, here we go a different way.

How might I remove the righteous mask,
Opening my heart to the absurd,
Letting go what shibboleths I would,
Yet holding on to what I have to say.

Deliver me, then, naked to this task,
And turn away, Whom I so long have served.
Yearning to repent, as well I should,
So let me see myself in my own gaze.

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