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Religious Peace

The ‘Sacred’ has so many names

By which we do adore

The mys’try of the universe,

The ever puzz’ling ‘More’.

 

Religious zeal can be the source

Of love and harmony;

Yet such can also lead to war

And untold tragedy.

 

A dogma, claiming strict control,

Can cause us to depart

From kindness, grace and charity;

Can close an open heart.

 

Peace to our global home will come

When diff’rent faiths can be

Respectful of each other’s claims

Without hostility.

 

When trust, acceptance and good-will

Can be religions’ creed,

When faith does not give cause to fight

We will have peace indeed.

 

Tune:  Glasgow  (8.6.8.6)

Alternatively, repeat the last line (8.6.8.6.6) and use Dove of Peace

 

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