May the one who exchanges beauty for ashes,
Who brings joy from mourning,
Who is able to redeem, reconcile and restore,
Bring us peace.
May the one who created men capable of magnificent bear hugs,
In our time of need.
May the one who sparked that cheeky glint in an eye,
Help us have eyes that see glimmers of hope all around,
Eyes open to you,
And to seeing your divine light in those around us.
May the one who gives eternal hope,
Who has beaten death,
Has sent it running for cover with its tail between its legs,
Bring us hope.
For the Kingdom is yours,
The victory is won,
Hope is assured,
Faith is secure
And Love wins,
Now and forever