I heard a new song as day was breaking,
Rising from the heart of the waiting earth,
As if the world from deep sleep was waking,
Singing a welcome message of rebirth.
The Winter has been hard, and icy winds
Have sucked the joy from every living thing
Casting a doleful blight on hearts and minds.
But new hope stirs with the coming of Spring,
And as new green shoots raise their tender heads
Above the barren ground, so my heart awakes
From dormancy, while the waxing sun sheds
Clear light that from my mind the darkness takes.
Praise be that with the turning of the wheel
Hope springs new my soul to renew and heal.