Friday, 30 December 2011

Can't live...

Alexandre Cabanel: Ophelia




(Il Divo: ... without you... )

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Children of the damned

Luis Royo: Vampire

You're children of the damned 
Your back's against the wall 
You turn into the light 
You're burning in the night 
You're children of the damned 
Like candles watch them burn 
Burning in the light 
You'll burn again tonight 
You're children of the damned


(Iron Maiden: Children of the Damned)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Blinded by science...

Steampunk girl (Cpt Nemo?!)


(Foreigner: Blinded by science)

Steampunk girl (Cpt Nemo?!)

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Loreley

Albert Ludovici: Lorelei

Merrily we sailed along 
Though the waves were plenty strong 
Down the twisting river Rhine 
Following a song... 

Legend's faded storyline 
Tried to warn us all 
Oh, they called her "Loreley" 
Careful or you'll fall... 

Oh, the stories we were told 
Quite a vision to behold 
Mysteries of the seas in her eyes of gold... 
Laying on the silver stone, such a lonely sight 
Barnacles become a throne, my poor Loreley... 

And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley... 
And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

You would not believe your eyes, how a voice could hypnotize 
Promises are only lies from Loreley 
In a shade of mossy green, seashell in her hand 
She was born the river queen, ne'er to grace the land... 

And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...
And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...

Oh, the song of Loreley 
Charms the moon right from the sky... 
She will get inside your mind, loveley Loreley... 
When she cries "Be with me until the end of time" 
You know you will ever be with your Loreley... 

And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...'
And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...
And the winds would cry, and many men would die 
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley...




Herbert Draper: The sea-maiden (gets caught at last)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Ode to joy

William Adolphe Bouguereau: Nymphs and Satyr

ODE TO JOY (Friedrich Schiller)

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, 
Daughter of Elysium, 
We enter fire imbibed, 
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted; 
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

May he who has had the fortune
To gain a true friend
And he who has won a noble wife
Join in our jubilation! 

Yes, even if he calls but one soul
His own in all the world.
But he who has failed in this
Must steal away alone and in tears.

All the world's creatures
Draw joy from nature's breast; 
Both the good and the evil
Follow her rose-strewn path.

She gave us kisses and wine
And a friend loyal unto death; 
She gave lust for life to the lowliest, 
And the Cherub stands before God.

Joyously, as his suns speed
Through Heaven's glorious order, 
Hasten, Brothers, on your way, 
Exulting as a knight in victory.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, 
Daughter of Elysium, 
We enter fire imbibed, 
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions! 
This kiss for all the world! 
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world? 
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions! 
This kiss for all the world! 
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world? 
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, 
Daughter of Elysium, 
We enter fire imbibed, 
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions! 
This kiss for all the world! 
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world? 
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions! 
This kiss for all the world! 
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world? 
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, daughter of Elysium
Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted; 
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

Be embraced, Millions! 
This kiss for all the world! 
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!, 
Daughter of Elysium, 
Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Yesterday when I was young

Edmund Blair Leighton: Fading laurels

(Seems the love I've known has always been
The most destructive kind
Yes, that's why now I feel so old
Before my time.)

Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue.
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game,
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame.

The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
I'd always built to last on weak and shifting sand.
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the day
And only now I see how the years ran away.

Yesterday when I was young
So many happy songs were waiting to be sung,
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see.

I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out,
I never stopped to think what life was all about
And every conversation I can now recall
Concerned itself with me and nothing else at all.

Yesterday the moon was blue
And every crazy day brought something new to do.
I used my magic age as if it were a wand
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond.

The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died.
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play.

There are so many songs in me that won't be sung,
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue.
The time has come for me to pay for
Yesterday when I was young...




Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sleeping in the fire...


Boris Vallejo: Alone

Touch, touch in the flame's desires
Feeling the pain's denial,
And your fingers in the fire
Look, look in the candle light
See in the flame of life
And my spell is our lie

[Chorus:]
Taste the love
The Lucifer's magic that makes you numb
The passion and all the pain are one
You're sleeping in the fire

Taste the love
The Lucifer's magic that makes you numb
You feel what it does and you're drunk on love
You're sleeping in the fire

I gaze at the flame and fire burn
And cry out the name of which I yearn

[Chorus]
Taste the love
The Lucifer's magic that makes you numb
The passion and all the pain are one
You're sleeping in the fire

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Unchain the night

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale: Merlin and Vivien

I’ve been lost in the middle
Always trying to find the wishing well
Running around in circles
Never crossing the line

Don’t want to touch you
Don’t want to see
You’ve got a knife in your heart
Don’t say that you did it for me

Never unchain the night
Don’t tell me that the love is gone
Never unchain the night
Cause there’s always another turn

You know right where you want it
But you never gave it in return
Running me in circles
Always crossing the line

Don’t want to touch you
Leave you confused
You took the easy way out
When you looked through the eyes of a fool

Never unchain the night
Don’t tell me that the love is strong
Never unchain the night
Cause there’s always another turn

Never, never
Never, never

Never unchain the night
Don’t tell me that the love is gone
Never unchain the night
I’m never gonna set you free
Never unchain the night
Don’t tell me that the love is gone
Never unchain the night
Cause there’s always another turn
Never unchain the night


Monday, 19 December 2011

Send me a sign

J.W. Waterhouse: The Crystal Ball

Snow keeps falling down
From grace in the dark
Frozen tears in silent cries
Oh, oh, oh...
Sadness, now color the battle field
All around, life is passing by
Falling from my eyes
Like a raindrop from the skies
Falling from my eyes
Oh, oh...

So Send me a Sign
Just a way to explain
Tell me what I can do
I'm turning insane
So Send me a Sign
Show me what I should do
Only one wish to tell
A word sincerely signed just for you

Winter paved my way, couldn't see nor believe
I watched the snow highlighting my grief
Oh, oh, oh...
Sadness, I long for the sun to shine
Please melt the ice wrapped around my heart
Falling from my eyes
Like a raindrop from the skies
Falling from my eyes
Oh, oh...

So Send me a Sign
Just a way to explain
Tell me what I can do
I'm turning insane
So Send me a Sign
Show me what I should do
Only one wish to tell
A word sincerely signed just for you


)
(Hammerfall: Send me a sign)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Nightmare


Boris Vallejo: Fantasy

Nightmare lying here in the dark
Scared like my dreams made their mark
I wonder
Dreamer always alone
Lost in a part of myself I can't find anymore
I wonder if it's gonna end tonight

I can't sleep alone anymore
I need you here with me
Even though I closed all the doors
There's somethin' holdin' me

Never Ending Nightmare
Always there instead of you
Never Ending Nightmare
No escape this time from you

Lately been around someone new
Needed to fill in the space
That once sheltered you
Still I worry, if you're gonna be alright

I can't sleep alone anymore
Need someone here with me
All I ever wanted and more
My dreams are fighting for

Never Ending Nightmare
Always there instead of you
Never Ending Nightmare
Punishing me for the things I do
Never ending Nightmare

No escape this time from you


Friday, 16 December 2011

The Broken Hero

Barry Windsor Smith: The last Atlantean



(Saxon: Broken Heroes)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sitting in a dream....

Edward Robert Hughes: Pack Clouds Away and Welcome Day

I'm just passing time before the ball
playing my guitar
I don't have to be where I don't want to be at all
maybe I'll go far
going nowhere sitting in a dream...
......in a dream

Sitting in a landscape full of sighs
dream away the day
making up a tune about the blueness of the skies
this is where I'll stay
going nowhere sitting in a dream...
......in a dream

Watching as a red and white balloon
sails across my mind
in between the images that drift along my tune
smile as they unwind
going nowhere sitting in a dream...
......in a dream

R.J.Dio (Butterfly ball): Sitting in a dream

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Rare bird

Boris Vallejo: Drawing Down the Moon


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Blind men and fools

John Byam Shaw: It Is Better To Hear The Rebuke Of The Wise Than For A Man To Hear The Song Of Fools


(Tytan: Blind men & Fools)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Lady Grinning Soul

Eleanor Brickdale: The Pale Complexion of True Love

She'll come, she'll go.
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she'll wear. Silver and Americard
She'll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She'll come, she'll go.
She'll lay belief on you
But she won't stake her life on you
How can life become
her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end [repeat]

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Once upon a December...

Elisabeth Sonrel: Archer


(Deana Carter: Once upon a December)

Elisabeth Sonrel: Winter

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Anyone's daughter

Frank Frazetta: Flashman on the Charge

I stood under your bedroom window
Throwing up a brick
No one came I threw one more
That really did the trick
Your daddy came and banged my head
He said what kind of man
Is this that's hanging 'round my girl
And threw me in the car
You're a farmer's daughter
You're a farmer's daughter
Why do I always get
The kinda girl I didn't oughta get
I won't get no more eggs and water
Now I've laid the farmer's daughter

Imagine I was a full-grown man
And I could talk just right
Could I come and see you here
And do this every night
Wham! The door comes crashing down
Your daddy's face all pale
Says come with me you hairy bum
I'll put you in my jail
You're a judge's daughter
You're a judge's daughter
Why do I always get
The kinda girl I didn't oughta get
Now I'm getting jail and torture
'Cause I made the judge's daughter

It seems they're screaming law and order
When I go with anyone's daughter

Woman I should like some peace
And daddy hold your tongue
I think you're gonna die of fright
When I tell you what I've done
I can hear your tales and lies
You say I'm dumb and scraggy
But man this dumb and scraggy is
Your daughter's baby's daddy
She's a lucky daughter
Such a lucky daughter
Why did I always get
The kinda girl I didn't wanna get
Now I've got what I always fought for
'Cause I've married a rich man's daughter


(Candice & Autumn Blackmore)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Faery Dance

John Henry Fuseli: The shepherds dream

Fairy elves,
Whose midnight revels, by a forest side
Or fountain, some belated peasant sees,
Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon
Sits arbitress

John Milton
Paradise Lost.

(Fuseli portrays the dreaming shepherd, while above him floats a vision of dancing fairies emerging from the darkness. With linked arms and rhythmic forms, echoed in the flowing folds)



(L.V. Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major)
(One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Perfect Day

E.B. Leighton: How Liza Loved the King

Just A Perfect Day,
Drink Sangria In The Park,
And Then Later, When It Gets Dark, 
We Go Home.
Just A Perfect Day,
Feed Animals In The Zoo
Then Later, A Movie, Too,
And Then Home.

Oh It's Such A Perfect Day, 
I'm Glad I Spent It With You.
Oh Such A Perfect Day,
You Just Keep Me Hanging On,
You Just Keep Me Hanging On.

Just A Perfect Day,
Problems All Left Alone,
Weekenders On Our Own.
It's Such Fun.
Just A Perfect Day,
You Made Me Forget Myself.
I Thought I Was Someone Else,
Someone Good.

Oh It's Such A Perfect Day, 
I'm Glad I Spent It With You.
Oh Such A Perfect Day,
You Just Keep Me Hanging On,
You Just Keep Me Hanging On.

You're Going To Reap Just What You Sow,
You're Going To Reap Just What You Sow,
You're Going To Reap Just What You Sow,
You're Going To Reap Just What You Sow...

(Lou Reed & friends: Perfect day)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Once in a million years...

John Everett Millais: The Knight Errant

October reminds me of my home
The cold nights I would wait all alone
Watching leaves turning from green to gold

The waiting feels like eternity
When waiting for love to come to me
Someone to have, someone to hold

Then once in a million years
A shining white knight will appear
Fairytales are coming true
I promise my heart only to you

A castle stands upon a hill
Our eyes meet and time is standing still
Your smile warmed me like the first summer sun

There's color where once was black and white
There's moonbeams where there was only night
I knew then and there you were the one

Then once in a million years
A shining white knight will appear
Fairytales are coming true
I promise my heart only to you

Then once in a million years
A shining white knight will appear
Fairytales are coming true
I promise my heart only to you

Only to you
Only to you






Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Won't you ride my white horse...

Boris Vallejo: Teefa and the Butterflies


Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head
Mr. Crowley, did you talk with the dead
Your life style to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
You waited on Satan's call
Mr. Charming, did you think you were pure
Mr. Alarming, in nocturnal rapport
Uncovering things that were sacred manifest on this Earth
Conceived in the eye of a secret
And they scattered the afterbirth

Mr. Crowley, won't you ride my white horse
Mr. Crowley, it's symbolic of course
Approaching a time that is classic
I hear maidens call
Approaching a time that is drastic
Standing with their backs to the wall
Was it polemically sent
l wanna know what you meant
I wanna know
I wanna know what you meant 


(Malmsteen, Owens : Mr. Crowley)

Monday, 5 December 2011

The fallen one

(Far away)


(Hammerfall: The fallen one)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Wasted Sunsets



The day is gone
when the angels come to stay
And all the silent whispers
will be blown away
And lying in the corner
a pair of high heel shoes
Hanging on the wall
gold and silver for the blues

One too many wasted sunsets
One too many for the road
And after dark the door is always open
Hoping someone else will show

Someone is waiting behind
an unlocked door
Grey circles overhead empties
on the floor
The cracks in the walls have
grown too long
The slow hand is dragging on
afraid to meet the dawn

One too many wasted sunsets
One too many for the road
And after dark the door is always open
Hoping someone else will show




Saturday, 3 December 2011

Innuendo


Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale: The Riches of Deceitfulness

While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand 
While the waves crash in the sea and meet the land 
While there's a wind and the stars and the rainbow 
Till the mountains crumble into the plain 
Oh yes we'll keep on tryin' 
Tread that fine line 
Oh we'll keep on tryin' yeah 
Just passing our time 
While we live according to race, colour or creed 
While we rule by blind madness and pure greed 
Our lives dictated by tradition, superstition, false religion 
Through the eons, and on and on 
Oh yes we'll keep on tryin' 
We'll tread that fine line 
Oh we'll keep on tryin' 
Till the end of time 
Till the end of time 

Through the sorrow all through our splendour 
Don't take offence at my innuendo 

You can be anything you want to be 
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be 
Be free with your tempo, be free be free 
Surrender your ego - be free, be free to yourself 

Oooh, ooh - 
If there's a God or any kind of justice under the sky 
If there's a point, if there's a reason to live or die 
If there's an answer to the questions we feel bound to ask 
Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask 
Oh yes we'll keep on trying 
Hey tread that fine line 
Yeah we'll keep on smiling yeah 
And whatever will be - will be 
We'll just keep on trying 
We'll just keep on trying 
Till the end of time 
Till the end of time 
Till the end of time 


Friday, 2 December 2011

Et in Arcadia Ego...

... in my continuous search for the Holy Grail...

Nicolas Poussin: Et in Arcadia ego



L.V. Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony (5th mvt)


Guercino: Et in Arcadia ego

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A little taste of baby's breath.... makes me forget about death



A howling wind is whistling in the night
My dog is growling in the dark
Something's pulling me outside
To ride around in circles
I know that you have got the time
Coz anything I want, you do
You'll take a ride through the strangers
Who don't understand how to feel
In the deathcar, we're alive
In the deathcar, we're alive

I'll let some air come in the window
Kind of wakes me up a little
I don't turn on the radio
Coz they play shit, like....You know
When your hand was down on my dick
It felt quite amazing
And now that, that is all over
All we've got is the silence
In the deathcar, we're alive
In the deathcar, we're alive
So come on mandolins, play

When I touched you
I felt that you still had your baby fat
And a little taste of baby's breath
Makes me forget about death
At your age you're still joking
It ain't time yet for the choking
So now we can see the movie and see each other truly
In the deathcar, we're alive
In the deathcar, we're alive
I want to hear some mandolins


(Iggy Pop: In the Death Car)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Share a dream

Lord Frederic Leighton: Cymon and Iphigenia

Sadly smile and turn the pages
realize the darkest ages
now - now that you have gone
try to scream and only whisper
deep inside you only want to call
but you just seem to fall

if we could see what tomorrow brings
forever we'll share a dream
share a dream
turn off the light
and don't be afraid of the night
I need someone to break my fall
and listen when my spirit calls
share a dream
still no one hears ...

I wake alone, you're nowhere near me
somehow someway dreams
all seem too real
the loneliness I feel
my heart is parched my
soul is thirsting
for the cup that your
love just won't fill
the loneliness leaves me still

if we could see what tomorrow brings
forever we'll share a dream
share a dream
turn off the light
and don't be afraid of the night
I need someone to break my fall
and listen when my spirit calls
share a dream
still no one hears ...

I won't be lonely forever, ever, ever
share a dream
cause I know that some day
we'll be together
I need you to break my fall
I need you, I need you
share a dream
let's share a dream
can this be real
I want to know
let's share a dream
just you and I
let's share a dream


(Leatherwolf - Share a dream)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Orion

Frank Frazetta: Invaders



(Metallica: Orion)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

I think of you...

Herbert Draper: Water nymph (detail)

Night is falling
I think of you
I'm walking home
I think of you
And as he calls me, yes I do
I think of you
How you doing?
I think of you
As we leave
I think of you
And I smile, I can't hide
I think of you

I don't know where your days are spent
Your lovers and you friends
But I know for sure
Of who you have been thinking

Far beyond the city's lights
Are two who dream a life
Forgive them if they never find their freedom
Their freedom

It's so late
I think of you
He walks me home
I think of you
I'm so sorry, I'm so tired
I think of you
And in the shadows
I think of you
I close my eyes
I think of you
Now I'm falling
I think of you

lalalalalalaay,
lalalalalalaay,
lalalalalalaay,
lalalalalalaay,
lalalalalalaay,
lalalalalalaay,
tararararttaraa i think of you
tararararttaraa
tararararttaraa
As he calls me, yes i do
i think of you..
i think of you of you.
yes i'm falling, i think of you
tararararttaraa
tararararttaraa

I think of you
As he calls my name, yes I do
I think of you
I think of you
I think of you
And in breathing
I think of you
And in seeing
I think of you
I think of you

And in feeling
I think of you

I think of you
And in living
I think of you


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Father

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale: Father

Father, if all I can be is a man
And all I can ask of you Father, my Father
How can I be in your plan?

Send me a sign from the heavens, in riddle or rhyme
Descend from the skies of forever, pray give me a time
For I have reached the end of the line . . .

Defender of truth and of freedom, am I living a lie?
I render my fruits to thy kingdom, pray give me a sign
For I am weak, how long can I fight?

Father, when can I see you again?
And when can I be with you Father,
You gave up your life for me then,
And when, I needed you Father . . .
When can I see you again?
And when can I be with you Father,
You gave up your life for me then,
And when, I needed a friend . . .

Father, your spirit I'm longing to bring
Through tears can I ask of you Father, my Father
To play your song through my strings . . .

Father, when can I see you again?
And when can I be with you Father,
You gave up your life for me then,
And when, I needed you Father . . .
When can I see you again?
And when can I be with you Father,
You gave up your life for me then,
And when, I needed a friend . . . 


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Will you love me tomorrow?!

Boris Vallejo: Alone

Tonight you're mine completely
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
Will you love me tomorrow?

Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moments pleasure
Can I believe the magic of your sighs
Will you still love me tomorrow?

Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I'm the only one
But will my heart be broken
When the night meets the mornin' sun

I'd like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now and I won't ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?

So tell me now and I won't ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?

Will you still love me tomorrow?


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Dies Irae (day of wrath)!

Pieter Bruegel the elder: The fall of the rebel angels

( by Thomas of Celano (1200 – c. 1265) )
  Day of vengeance, without morrow!
  Earth shall end in flame and sorrow,
  As from Saint and Seer we borrow.

  Ah! what terror is impending,
  When the Judge is seen descending,
  And each secret veil is rending!

  To the throne, the trumpet sounding,
  Through the sepulchres resounding,
  Summons all, with voice astounding.

  Death and Nature, mazed, are quaking,
  When, the grave's long slumber breaking,
  Man to judgment is awaking.

  On the written Volume's pages,
  Life is shown in all its stages--
  Judgment-record of past ages.

  Sits the Judge, the raised arraigning,
  Darkest mysteries explaining,
  Nothing unavenged remaining.

  What shall I then say, unfriended,
  By no advocate attended,
  When the just are scarce defended?

  King of majesty tremendous,
  By thy saving grace defend us,
  Fount of pity, safety send us!

  Holy Jesus, meek, forbearing,
  For my sins the death-crown wearing,
  Save me, in that day, despairing!

  Worn and weary, thou hast sought me;
  By thy cross and passion bought me--
  Spare the hope thy labors brought me!

  Righteous Judge of retribution,
  Give, O give me absolution
  Ere the day of dissolution!

  As a guilty culprit groaning,
  Flushed my face, my errors owning,
  Hear. O God, Thy suppliant moaning!

  Thou to Mary gav'st remission,
  Heard'st the dying thief's petition,
  Bad'st me hope in my contrition.

  In my prayers no worth discerning,
  Yet on me Thy favor turning,
  Save me from that endless burning!

  Give me, when Thy sheep confiding
  Thou art from the goals dividing.
  On Thy right a place abiding!

  When the wicked are rejected,
  And by bitter flames subjected,
  Call me forth with Thine elected!

  Low in supplication bending.
  Heart as though with ashes blending;
  Cure for me when all is ending.

  When on that dread day of weeping
  Guilty man in ashes sleeping
  Wakes to his adjudication,
  Save him, God! from condemnation!