Often I despair of the world we live in
Oh! Humans! Sometimes I want to give in
When I think of the suffering in Ukraine
A war started by a man with power insane
And the hate in headlines in social press
The me-first, greed and the selfishness
But, God blesses those who work for peace
Who strive to maintain it, and never cease.
He said work for peace with the stranger, the other
Even love enemies, treat them as brothers
Break down the walls that divide and separate
Welcome all through his open gate
Help the crippled, the poor, blind, and lame
He’ll be with us; do it in his name
In helping those who can never repay you
You’re showing your love for the one who made you.
God blesses those who for justice cry
But, peace without justice just won’t fly
He told us to work to cure hate and greed
And if we do, we’ll be planting a seed
For peace and truth all over this land
That will keep on rolling like the Rio Grande
Remember, it’s really all about love
Which first came to us from above
And it’s not about religion or religiosity
It’s about the one who died, but lived to set us free
Yes, love was born in human form to help us with our livin’
How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given.
To meet our deepest longings, questions, and plights
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight
Hope is born!