All who call
on the Name of the Lord
shall be saved,
shall be renamed
the light of the world.
Whether dressed in ballgown
and victory roll crown,
or dressed in drab and paperbag–
Whether you are feeling bad,
happy, glad, or sad–
Whether you have bags under your eyes
from sleepless nights,
or years of laughter has left you with wrinkle lines,
or puffy eyes from grief and prayers and cries–
Your eyes shine the light of Christ!
Draw near, now wise and dear woman, and hear.
Hear Him whisper, “You are loved. You are kind. You are mine.
At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.