HAVE MERCY ON US

Divine Mercy Billboard

Have mercy on us and the world
Billboards on the roadside say
Show Lord Jesus as He blesses
All, inviting us to pray

The blessing is a band of light
White-red in its tones and curve
Makes me wonder at the source
And whether blessings we deserve

Did monks or nuns or private ones
Arrange to put the billboards up
Beside the roads where all can see them
Good, indifferent and corrupt?

Have mercy on us and the world
When evil’s banner is unfurled—
It is for this that Jesus came
Crucified—the world’s the same

But now our power is the greater
The end comes closer, time grows later