She sets a candle (Ave Maria)

She sets a candle in the window

her act of protest for the world.

A votive light

to mark the plight:

a putting right,

a little brightness in the sky.

 

She prays a new hope into being

and sees it dawning in her mind.

Across the world,

this truth unfurled:

her goodness hurled

at all the churlish hate and lies.

 

Ave Maria. Ave Maria.

Sing for us. Pray for us.

Ave Maria. Mary.

 

Now all the justice and the glory – all the rest – 

the unrelenting good that’s not yet manifest:

is sung to being at this mother’s bold behest.

Maria sings that what is best will come to be. 

 

Ave Maria. Ave Maria.

Sing for us. Pray for us.

Ave Maria. Mary.

 

She sets a candle in the window

her act of protest for the world.

A votive light

to mark the plight:

a putting right,

a little brightness in the sky.

 

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