LIGHT THY signal, Father, for us who have strayed far away from thee.
Our dwelling is among ruins haunted by lowering shadows of fear.
Our heart is bent under the load of despair and we insult thee
when we grovel to dust at every favour or threat that mocks our manhood.
For thus is desecrated the dignity of thee in us thy children
for thus we put out our light and in our abject fear make it seem that our orphaned world is blind and godless.