O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines   7 comments

Shalom in Hebrew

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Episcopal Hymnal 1982

Words by the Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. (born 1944), an Episcopal priest

The tune is Jerusalem, as in “And did those feet in ancient times….”


1.  O day of peace that dimly shines

through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,

guide us to justice, truth, and love,

delivered from our selfish schemes.

May swords of hate fall from our hands,

our hearts from envy find release,

till by God’s grace

our warring world shall see

Christ’s promised reign of peace.

2.  Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb,

nor shall the fierce devour the small;

as beasts and cattle calmly graze,

a little child shall lead them all.

Then enemies shall learn to love,

all creatures find their true accord;

the hope of peace shall be fulfilled,

for all the earth shall know the Lord.








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