It Is Time

a song about white poppies for peace

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: JOHN MURRAY

Lyrics as Poetry

It is time! Let the white poppies bloom
and the blood of the past stain no more;
it is time… for the sowing of seed
that will outgrow the jungles of war,

Refrain:
and the soul of the world will be healed,
and the darkness give way to the sun,
and the terror of nuclear night will be gone
in a peace that will never be done!
It is time… that the white poppies grow
through the hatreds and hurts that survive,
it is time… for the tumbling of towers
and the building of trust kept alive:— Refrain —It is time: let the white petals float
over countries and cultures and lands;
it is time…that the dreams that were lost
be reclaimed by our hearts and our hands,— Refrain —


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 2015 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

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IT IS TIME
All Verses & Refrains
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Anzac Day (NZ)
  • Heal, Healing
  • National Occasions∶ Australia
  • National Occasions∶ Canada
  • National Occasions∶ New Zealand
  • National Occasions∶ United Kingdom
  • National Occasions∶ United States
  • Peace
  • Remembrance Day (Canada, Australia)
  • Remembrance Sunday (United Kingdom)
  • Veterans Day (U.S.)
  • White Poppies

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