Where is Peace?
Where is Peace? is it dead?
Has it gone underground?
Where is Peace to be found?
Seek not on the news at night
Nor in the government halls
Or in the leaders’ strident calls.
Look instead into the night
And see the shining star
That brings hope from afar
Listen to the choir’s song
Who sing as with one voice,
“Let there be Peace, let us rejoice!”
Feel Peace in winter wind,
The fire’s warmth on your face
The comfort of warm embrace.
Know peace where good people meet
In friendship and goodwill
To feed the poor, comfort the ill.
Let us seek Peace, know Peace now
In all we do today
Refuse to let hate hold sway,
Then perhaps it will be true
And we will see the birth
Again of Peace of Earth.
Burn Steady Candle
Burn steady, candle, burn bright,
Let neither sword nor sorrow dim thy light,
May those who fear draw on thy might,
Those who hate know love tonight
Feed the hungry and warm the cold,
Lift up the timid and calm down the bold.
Heal the hurt, comfort the ill,
Those who fight teach thy goodwill.
Those who grieve lend a will to live,
Help the wronged learn how to forgive.
The enslaved free through thy light,
Enslavers teach wrong from right.
Burn steady, candle, for us tonight,
Be the star with your bright beaming light,
Guide us through the darkening sky,
Bring hope and peace from on high.