Mercy shall bud forth…
Out of darkness, light shall shine.
Out of pain, healing shall mend the heart.
Out of sin, forgiveness will offer hope.
Out of abuse, love shall lead the way.
Out of hatred, kindness will embrace us.
Out of poverty, abundance breaks through.
Out of violence, peace will console us.
Out of death, life will rise forth.
Out of the earth, spring will blossom again.