Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lessons & Carols: No. 8

Jesus, can you take the time

To throw a drowning man a line?

Peace on Earth.

To tell the ones who hear no sound

Whose sons are living in the ground?

Peace on Earth.

Jesus sing a song you wrote,

The words are sticking in my throat.

Peace on Earth.

Hear it every Christmas time

But hope and history just won't rhyme.

So what's it worth,

This peace on Earth?
(From U2's "Peace on Earth," written in response to the August 1998 Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland)

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