This coming Sunday we celebrate Peace Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, CA. (http://www.fumcsb.org) We will sing this hymn as our opening hymn.
We sang this song at the close of worship this past Sunday using the familiar tune FINLANDIA. If you wish to use these lyrics in worship sometime, please let me know.
The peace of Christ is like a river flowing
from God’s own heart in healing streams of grace.
In all our comings and in all our goings,
God’s mercies lead us to a holy place.
Peace like a river flowing through our lives
reminds us what it means to be baptized.
This earthly home we share with one another
cannot withstand our hatreds and our fears.
So when we look and see a sister, brother,
we know Christ’s peace is also coming near.
May we now live into this hopeful dream,
a day made new in shared humanity.
This dream for peace seeks out the meek and lowly,
children of God by blessing and design,
created in the image…
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