1 Come with rejoicing, covenant people:
God’s love is voicing hope for the earth:
Bringing salvation to all the people.
Your restoration comes in this birth.
2 Gone is the darkness, gone is the sorrow,
Ending all starkness by the new light.
God is now bringing hope for tomorrow.
Welcome, with singing, heaven’s delight.
3 Join in thanksgiving. Sing with the angels,
Perfect your living, mirror God’s love.
Refresh your spirit; drink from the deep wells;
receive the Spirit sent from above.
4 This invitation comes with a warning,
an expectation: live in the Lord.
With Christ you’re sent forth,
mission is forming:
in your commitment Christ is adored.