While life persists,
Trouble and suffering ensue,
Nor there is much that you can do
While life persists.
Until you die,
The winds of fortune have you at
Their mercy; naught be done with that
Until you die.
You fail again,
Keep failing forward; the attempt
Leaves not a living soul exempt.
You fail again.
Oh Lord, I beg
For mercy in the time remaining,
And for hope’s salve to my complaining,
Oh Lord, I beg.