In the darkest night,

light radiates;

In the driest wilderness,

streams flow;

In the most disorienting confusion,

truth whispers;

In the most turbulent storms,

peace endures;

In the shadow of death,

life is born.


No matter what evil may do,

no matter what destruction may come,

no matter what death may threaten,

we praise you, O God,

that life and light and beauty are not overcome,

And we commit to your call

to live and proclaim our commitment

to put our faith in goodness.