Tune: Hanover (O worship the King)

Can peace come on earth?

Can we sow the seed?

Can we give it birth?

Can it be our creed?

We ponder the answers; we long for Shalom;

We hunger for good-will abroad and at home.


The gospel of peace –

In Jesus we see

That conflicts don’t cease;

He hangs on a tree!

Yet weapons he used were compassion and grace;

His non-violent life shows that hate has no place.


When conflicts arise

And fierce they can be,

When peace is the prize

There is but one plea –

“Don’t act violently and then think it is right;

For violence breeds violence with no end in sight.”


Peace can come on earth

When we sow the seed,

When we give it birth

And make it our creed;

We can make a difference, correct what is wrong,

If our love and mercy are zealously strong


George Stuart has several self-published volumes of new lyrics to well-known hymn tunes.  Check out his website at or email him at


Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.

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