Oh sweet light of a dying sun!
That gives its last to light my way
I take your heat and pass it on
That sweet life may rise today.
Oh black heart that burns so fierce!
I know you hurt and hurt and hurt
I know you enemy, dear friend
I feel the pain that makes you hate.
Oh sweet mother who gave me life,
I pray I do not die like this
Let your prayers for me take wings
And the heavens send me your gentle kiss.