Lord, when You came to us, the world was dark:
The land of Israel under Roman rule,
Your precious laws obscured by man-made codes
And all the people prey to hate and fear.
You came, a human child, to set them free
And to proclaim God’s grace and sovereignty.
Jesus, our world is dark, so come to us,
Bringing Your light, rejoicing and Your breath
Of springtime and renewal, pardon, peace
And Your great triumph over sin and death.