How fast our lives through time evolve.
How quickly flee the days.
What would it take that I resolve
To end my sinful ways?

Not easy, when you think of it.
The pattern of past years
So holds my soul I won't admit
To any fault: no tears!

Repent! Repent! I wish I would
Just find a way at last.
Must first believe. Oh that I could!
The rest will follow fast.