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MY SOUL, by            
First Line: I placed my soul in the sunlight
Last Line: Cannot wash those stains away!
Subject(s): Sin; Soul


I placed my soul in the sunlight
And left it there all day,
Thinking that the sun with its cleansing rays
Would wash the stains away.

I thoughtlessly spotted my soul,
And I thought no one could see,
For I kept it safely hidden away
So none would know but me.

I thoughtlessly spotted my soul,
Not knowing it at the time,
But I found that just one unkind word
Made a stain like the reddest wine.

I thoughtlessly spotted my soul
By telling a wicked lie,
Never dreaming that it would leave a mark—
A mark like the deepest dye.

I thoughtlessly spotted my soul
By thinking ill of a friend,
By repeating secrets entrusted to me,
To gain my own selfish end.

I placed my soul in the sunlight,
And left it there all day,
But all the sun in the universe now
Cannot wash those stains away!





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