In the tender compassion of our God,
the Dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
We continue our joyful exultation in the rising of Christ Jesus, our Radiant Dawn. He has taken us to himself, and we rejoice for he assures us in John's Gospel that we cannot be snatched out of his hand. What good would life have been if Christ Jesus had not come for us, to draw us into his ways of peace?
photograph by Charles O'Connor