heredity lyrics – christ agony

i am the family face;
flesh perishes, i live on,
projecting trait and trace
through time to times anon,
and leaping from place to place
over oblivion.

the years-heired feature that can
in curve and voice and eye
despise the human span
of durance – that is i;
the eternal thing in man
that heeds no call to die.

/ christ agony lyrics