Peace Child

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: FISCHER

Lyrics as Poetry

Peace Child,
in the sleep of the night,
in the dark before light
you come,
in the silence of stars,
in the violence of wars—
Savior, your name.Peace Child,
to the road and the storm,
to the gun and the bomb
you come,
through the hate and the hurt,
through the hunger and dirt—
bearing a dream.Peace Child,
to our dark and our sleep,
to the conflict we reap,
now come—
be your dream born alive,
held in hope, wrapped in love:
God’s true shalom.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1992 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

PEACE CHILD
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • ADVENT∶Themes∶ peace
  • ADVENT∶ Year 'A'∶ Advent 1
  • Christmas
  • Christmas Eve
  • Dream, Dreaming
  • Hope
  • JESUS∶ birth
  • JESUS∶ saviour
  • Peace
  • Shalom
  • Violence
  • War

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