Ah, moments of soft persuasion
Chiming bells, the first occasion
Tell the rest a smile awaken
Till the last reminder shaken
From whatever rood and sorrow;
Now, the time is now, tomorrow.

In the instant of remaking
Just the giving of the taking
In the instant of the living
Just the taking of the giving

Nothing more than earth and water

Smiles of spring from barren daughter
Who at last in perfect motion
Turning 'round embrace the ocean
Gracious geth of mankind’s suffering;
Sacrifice of old is ending.

Ah, moments of soft persuasion
Chiming bells, the first occasion
Tell the rest a smile awaken
Till the last reminder shaken
From whatever rood and sorrow;
Now, the time is now, tomorrow.

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