All mortals are like grass
1 Peter 2. The Calling of the Christian (conté crayon, b.l.); McCahon 18. 9. 69 (conté crayon, b.r.)
All mortals are / like grass / All their splendour / like the flower of the / field; / The grass withers, / the flower falls: / But the word of / the Lord endures / for evermore.
1969 Written paintings and drawings: Colin McCahon
Barry Lett Galleries
6/10/1969 - 17/10/1969
The text is 1 Peter 1:24-25 (not 1 Peter 2 as inscribed), from the New English Bible.