Keeping Advent (1A Wednesday): The Song of Peace

He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! (Isaiah 2:4-5)

The Song of Peace
by Lillian Atcherson
music by Olaf Christiansen

The heavens opened wide one night to let the angels through,
who sang for earth the “Song of Peace” that only heaven knew
Though centuries have measured time, with each unfolding year,
the song still lives in human hearts to bring new hope, new cheer
We seek with bursting missiled power to pierce the realm of blue,
but love divine unfurled the skies to let a song come through.