“The days of your life flee away as a breath of wind,
and all your pomp and glory shall be folded up as
were the pomp and glory of those gone before you.
Reflect, O people! What hath become of your bygone
days, your lost centuries?
Happy the days that have been consecrated to the
remembrance of God, and blessed the hours which
have been spent in praise of Him Who is the All-Wise.”