When hopes are dashed and all seems lost
in emptiness and silent prayer,
the love of God delights to prove
the possible in sheer despair.
And when the world still crucifies
through selfish acts of hate and greed,
the resurrection light of Christ
seeks to renew in love and deed.
The hand of love that reaches out,
in tender care of human pain,
speaks of the cosmic love of God,
which no confinement could contain.
For when the love of God is glimpsed,
and whispers through each broken place,
an empty tomb is found again
and Jesus lives in time and space.
© Gary Hopkins 2010
Metre: 88 88 (Long Metre)
Suggested tune: O Waly Waly