Religion and Violence

1.         World religions foster justice,

Teach of wisdom to pursue;

Why then is there so much malice

In what some believers do?

 

2.         One religion is no better

Should “the faithful” win a war;

Seeking any fierce vendetta

Has no place.  Love urges more.

 

3.         We can rise above the vi’lence

Parented by bigotry;

In our difference find acceptance;

Let love have the victory.

 

4.         Godliness, when flowing freely,

Hope, goodwill begin to shine,

For the sacred knows no fury;

Peace alone is called divine.

 

Tune:  Stuttgart  (“Come Thou, Long-Expected Jesus”)

 

George Stuart has several self-published volumes of new lyrics to well-known hymn tunes.  Check out his website at sites.google.com/site/george007site or email him at george.stuart@exemail.com.au

 

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