The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me
because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives,
pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace
To care for the needs of all who mourn,
give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
a praising heart instead of a weak spirit.