Peace on Earth!

THE FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER KIRKDALE

kirkdale compositions

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Peace on Earth!

May be sung to a traditional Tyrolean tune, Es wird scho glei dumpa. Setting available. 


1.  So runs the old story: That angels once sang,

ablaze with God's glory, till earth and sky rang

with joy and with hope at a child's lowly birth -

"Good will to all peoples, and peace upon earth!"

Peace on earth! Peace on earth!

Blessèd peace upon earth.

 

2.  Untold generations have passed since that night,

and neighbours and nations have stayed not the fight.

The angels are silenced. Will strife never cease?

Nor goodwill prevail? Will this world not choose peace?

Peace on earth! Peace on earth!

Give us peace on the earth.

 

3.  That child born so lowly midst nations at strife

left words wise and holy, to light us through life:

Show love to your neighbour, as though to your own,

forgive, and forbear, and a seed shall be sown.

Peace on earth! Peace on earth!

Seed of peace on the earth.

 


Copyright S.A.J.Bradley & Trustees of St Gregory's Minster Kirkdale 2009

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