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