The people walk throughout the world together
and cry out, "Come, O Lord";
the people who long to claim the promise,
God's liberating Word.
1 The poor ones of the world await the dawn of hope,
when justice will shine and make oppressions flee.
The empty hands of all are raised to you, Lord God:
oh, set us free!
2 You broke the bonds of sin, untied the captive's hands,
released us from fear and slavery to the law.
We lift our hands in hope, we put our trust in you,
O God of love.
3 The lifeblood of the world is shed in mindless war;
and families desire a home where conflicts cease.
With all the world we lift our hands in hope to you,
O God of peace.