15 December 2011

Peace Carol

The Garment of Life, be it tattered and torn,
The cloak of the soldier is weathered and worn,
But what child is this that was poverty born,
The Peace of Christmas Day.


The branch that bears the bright holly,
The dove that rests in yonder tree,
The Light that shines for all to see
The Peace of Christmas Day.


The Hope that has slumbered for two thousand years,
The Promise that silenced a thousand fears,
A Faith that can hobble an ocean of tears,
The Peace of Christmas Day.


The branch that bears the bright holly,
The dove that rests in yonder tree,
The Light that shines for all to see,
The Peace of Christmas Day.


Add all the grief that people may bear,
Total the strife and the trouble and care,
Put them in columns and leave them right there,
The Peace of Christmas Day.


The branch that bears the bright holly,
The dove that rests in yonder tree,
The Light that shines for all to see,
The Peace of Christmas Day.


This was one of my favorite songs from all the Christmas programs I was in at the school I attended.  It's a little abstract, a little quirky, and I love that about it.  I also really like the melody - sorry I can't share that with you here.  I can't find much about this song online.  Don't know who wrote it.  Just know that I like it:)

As the Angel said: 'Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards men'

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please sing this for me, JIll. I don't remember it at all. Mother

December 15, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger deborah said...

I love this song, too! I don't think I ever sang it, but probably learned it from you! Big sisters are great like that!

December 16, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Mrs. K said...

Isn't it funny the things that stick with us? We did a Christmas play at church when I was younger and I still remember a lot of the songs. That is the way I remember the order of the 10 commandments, by singing the song from that play :o)

December 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

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