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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 or email him at


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