Reader: God, you were there with us in the midst of our troubles. All: We were down and out. It felt like troubles were going to overwhelm us.
Reader: Your grace helped us stand our ground and lean into life; no matter how painful. All: Now, our mournful silence has been replaced with singing.
Reader: Now, our sorrow has been turned into joy, so from deep in our hearts ... All: Let us sing of our thankfulness for the grace that gets us through.