oh come Thou Dayspring come and cheer
oh, Papa, do we ever need your peace. your cheer. your arms to wrap around us.
our spirits by thine advent here
we wait. we dare to hope again. we dream.
disperse the gloomy clouds of night
the clouds this week have have been more sobering than before
and death's dark shadows put to flight
remind us that death, even senseless, tragic, angering death does not win
give us the strength, the faith, the will to rejoice again
God is with us. GOD is WITH us.
has come to thee, oh Israel