A single Word unlocked the chain,
that long had bound us in our pain;
the heavens rang
as angels sang
of one who came to serve and reign.
A single child was born for this:
to love the one we would dismiss,
to open doors
till grace restores
our world to righteousness and bliss.
A single kiss betrayed the one
who stood while others turned to run;
the Father cried
as Jesus died,
and mercy's work was left undone.
But love could not be sealed in stone,
the lowly are not left alone;
our Savior lives
as God forgives
and, by our witness, Christ is known.