Peace on Earth

A lit­tle can­dle for peace on earth. Peace means that chil­dren don’t have to be afraid. That they do not learn to hate anoth­er group. Peace for the chil­dren in Pak­istan, Nige­ria, Gaza, Israel, Ukraine. Free­dom to dream about the future and to be able to go to school. Just before Christ­mas it seems fur­ther away than ever.

No whos or whys
No-one cries like a moth­er cries
For peace on Earth
She nev­er got to say goodbye
To see the colour in his eyes
Now he’s in the dirt
Peace on Earth

Jesus in the song you wrote
The words are stick­ing in my throat
Peace on Earth
Hear it every Christ­mas time
But hope and his­to­ry won’t rhyme
So what’s it worth?
This peace on Earth


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