The Black Cloister

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PATER NOSTER… (OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN…)

1:45am, get up, early service at 2
our father who lives in heaven, we live to serve you
we pray for daily bread, we eat the crust instead
we make sure the poor get fed, we pray for the living and the dead
we go out and beg, we sup on simple stew
we sing those old songs, but you said sing a song that’s new
so every day we die with Christ and every day we rise alike
new heart, new voice, new mind, we pray and read to pass the time

EVERY DAY THE SAME, AND EVERY DAY WE CHANGE
WE SUPPLICATE, AND VENERATE, AND SUFFER IN CHRIST’S NAME
SEVEN TIMES A DAY WE COME TO CHURCH TO PRAY
AND EVERY DAY WE CELEBRATE THE GLORY OF CHRIST’S NAME

once a monk, always a monk, that’s the first rule.
stay busy, stay focused, obey like you’re still in school.
no sex, no drugs, no rock’n’roll, no thing to call your own.
read the Scripture at every meal, confess your sins and atone.
understand you’re not worthy to touch the dirt that touched His shoe.
recognize the sin in all you do and the rotten core from which you bloom.
more than food or air, depend on Grace.
if you show up late, fall on your face, wait for the sign, then fall in line

EVERY DAY THE SAME...

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from HERE I STAND: a Lutheran mixtape, released April 29, 2017
Written, performed, and produced by Andy Pokel, with:
Edward Schneider, sax

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Andy Pokel Minneapolis, Minnesota

Andy Pokel is a teacher, musician, doodler, and cat dad who lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Elise.

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