City of God

By: Dan Schutte, S.J.
Based on Isaiah 9:60; John 1

Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep!
A new day is downing, for all those who weep.
The people in darkness, have seen a great light.
The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.

Let us build the city of God. 
May our tears be turned into dancing!
For the Lord, our light and our love,
Has turned the night into day!

We are sons of the morning; we daughters of day,
The One who has loved us, has brightened our way.
The Lord of all kindness has called us to be
A light for his people  to set their hearts free.  (Refrain)

God is Light; in Him there is no darkness.
Let us walk in his light,  His children, one and all.

O comfort my people; make gentle your words,
Proclaim to my city the day of her birth.   (Refrain)

O city of gladness, now lift up you voice!

Proclaim the good tidings, that all may rejoice!  (Refrain)

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