Darkness is gone, daylight has come;
the heir to heav'n and earth
arises with the dawn.
Death loses its sinister sting:
God's promise to do a new thing is done,
and hallelujah! Earth joins heav'n to sing.
See now the cross, see now the grave:
they, vacant, celebrate
how God's foolishness can save.
The criminal nailed as a fraud
is raised by the power of God and lives,
so, hallelujah! Scatter the news abroad.
Greener the grass, brighter the sun,
the God loves world proclaims a new age has begun.
Creation is decked for her guest who,
freed from his grave clothes,
is dressed in light and,
hallelujah! Tells that the earth is blessed.
The needed trust, the longed-for peace
are passes as hands from sword and shackle and released.
The violence of hate reigns no more:
the vict'ry or love is the core of hope
and, hallelujah! Loves means an open door.
"The Kingdom comes!" the King proclaims:
justice and joy abound where
Christ-filled faith pertains.
Religion, remote and type-cast, is gone
and the future is vast, new tongues sing,
"Hallelujah! God is for us at Last!
Enroll the drum, enlist the gong to celebrate
in sound that right has conquered wrong.
Join hands with the neighbor unknown,
unite through the love
that is shown in Christ, for,
hallelujah! Christ is our Lord alone.