1 The Lord God appointed
the way of salvation,
by sending his own Son
to die in our place;
to preach the good tidings
of our liberation
for those who receive him,
the promise of grace.

2 So Jesus came bringing
an end to our sadness,
forgiveness and healing,
the year of the Lord.
He lifts up the broken
and fills them with gladness;
the blind are enlightened
and led by his word.

3 He comforts the weary
with hope for tomorrow,
releases the prisoner
from sin and its fear;
gives beauty for ashes
and joy for their sorrow;
a garment of praise
for the soul in despair.

Barbara Woollett (born 1937)
© Barbara Woollett/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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