A sphere of black the earth around
and daily year by night
more dark with grime and smudge becomes
as spreads the ancient blight
of sin’s deluding reverie
and people bound.
It breaks like new, the hope-full old
that here and born tonight:
that flash of glow, the light to come
an ancient spark foretold
that lights a burning renaissance
and rescue found.
It shatters in a thousand panes
the sphere of darkened death.
As life bursts forth in stunning rays
And breaks the captive chains
in single glorious living shine
the Second Adam praised and crowned.