MONDAY: PEACE

SCRIPTURE: Zephaniah 3:14-20

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols plays;
And wild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells, more loud ad deep;
"God is not dead, nor does He sleep,
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men."

When men repent and turn from sin
The Prince of Peace then enters in,
And grace imparts within their hearts
His peace on earth, good will to men.

O souls amid earth's busy strife,
The Word of God is light and life;
Oh, hear His voice, make Him your choice,
Hail peace on earth, good will to men.

Then happy, singing on your way,
Your world will change from night to day;
Your heart will feel the message real,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Josh Kleinfeld