Oh, Father, up in heaven,
We have wandered far away
From Jesus Christ, Our Savior,
Who arose on Easter Day...
And the promise of salvation
That God gave us when Christ died
We have often vaguely questioned,
Even doubted and denied...
We've forgotten why
You sent us Jesus Christ Your Only Son,
And in arrogance and ignorance -
It's Our Will, not Thine, Be Done...
Oh, shed Thy Light upon us
As Easter dawns this year,
And may we feel the Presence
Of the Risen Savior near...
And, God, in Thy great wisdom,
Lead us in the way that's right,
And may the darkness of this world
Be conquered by "Thy Light."
Helen Steiner Rice