Two millenniums ago in a shepherd’s field,
A Heavenly Host sang—as God willed—
“Peace on earth,” the Almighty decreed:
A Savior was born to meet our need!
That Heavenly Host was “praising God,”
For His response where human’s trod;
From the beginning blood had flowed,
As Cain—like conduct growed and growed!
Jesus, that Savior, solemnly warned You and me,
That “wars and rumors of wars” would continue to be;
Now in today’s headlines, what do we see—
More slaughter and stabbings by humanity!
Periodically, as we thoughtlessly hasten along,
We momentarily pause to note that Heavenly song;
Annually that Message is given a re-birth;
Choral groups sing, “Peace and goodwill on earth!”
Yet, Gangs and Military Power seem to rule the day;
How refreshing it will be to hear men caringly pray,
As church bells clang and jingle bells ring,
“Peace on earth” is still a song that we sing!
Hearts are uplifted with realistic hope,
For the Message that Luke long ago wrote;
Shedding Divine light on the path we trod;
Knowing that Message came from Almighty God!
“Peace on earth” is truly a possibility;
It’s the best gift extended to You and me;
That a Savior was born in Bethlehem—
Let Heaven and Earth give all glory to Him!
Amidst all the lights that beautifully glisten;
To His Commands and Promises let us listen;
For ever since the time of His immaculate birth,
God has planned for us ”Peace on earth!”