Beauty for Ashes

Those who sow with tears
Will reap with songs of joy
Those who go out weeping
Shall return and shall enjoy
They’re carrying their sheaves with them
They’re carrying a song
The pain is gone forever
And they’re singing all day long

Mourning turns to dancing
Depression turns to song
He takes the old and broken things
And breaks them ’til they’re strong
Ashes turn to beauty
And my old-self fades away
A brand new song for us to sing
A hopeful, peaceful day

Hope deferred makes the heart sick