(sung to the tune of "It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas")
It’s beginning to look a lot like Le-ent,
everywhere you go;
Take a look in the church kitchen; they’re cooking once again
With sausages and pancakes in a row.
It's beginning to look a lot like Le-ent,
Ashes on your head,
But the soberest sight to see is the cross that will be
Draped for forty days.
To give till it hurts and to pray without perks
Is the goal of Barney and Ben;
Denying self meat and good things to eat
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for Vigil to start again.
It's beginning to look a lot like Le-ent
All up in the nave;
There’s the Litany, boy, it’s great! The priest gives you a clean slate,
but only at church, so show up and behave!
It's beginning to look a lot like Le-ent;
Penitence will start,
And the thing that will make you sing is the change that God will bring
Right within your heart!