The morning light renews the sky.
Across the air the birds ignite
Like sparks to take this blaze of day
Through all the precincts of the night.
The fires of dawn refresh our eyes.
We watch the world grow wide and bright
And praise our newly risen Light.
The winter land receives the year.
Her smallest creatures rouse and cling
To swelling roots and buds that stir
The restless air to reel and ring!
The sounds of waking fill our ears.
We listen to the live earth sing
And praise our loving Source and Spring.
From Christ Church Cathedral, Saint Louis, on Easter Sunday 2019: