I found myself, for the Second Sunday Of Lent, at mass in the Lake District. I did not know the hymn, being unfamiliar with the words, but the tune carried me back to my early teens. I was not sure how the words of the hymn related to either the readings or the part of the mass but the original words were oddly apt!
Indeed! It is Lent: Carnival has been over for a good week and a half now!
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