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The Peacemaker Cometh
by Gary Jacobson © 2001

The peacemaker cometh, clean and pure anidove
Bearing for the world’s ills a sacred cure
Rushing before mountain winds wild and swift
Out of the high places bearing special gift
Covering all like a lake shimmering
Bringing peace on earth to those with hope dimming
Buoyed on hallowed gossamer wings
Gabriel’s celestial trumpet serene rings
The peacemaker cometh as triumphant heaven sings...
Rise up and be heard anidove
Rise above war’s maelstrom's absurd
Rise far and away out of setting sun
Let it be known at last, the journey has begun
To shake off shackles of bondage
To raise mankind from fields of evil carnage
Bearing humble dispatch to love thy neighbor
Make this world with love kinder...
Proclaim that peaceful message as a lion roaringanidove
Soft from mountain peak as a lamb whispering
Full of hope gentle and mild
Humble with innocence of a child
Soaring out of mouths of war eagles blowing
Hear its ringing everlasting meaning
In gentle rain softly crying
In eternal love of Shangri-La dreaming
There is no force stronger anidove
No happiness greater...
Than with your fellow man peace on earth to share
Forged in a vision glowing in lightning there
Crashing louder than thunder
Carnal evil’s torn asunder...
Sing it sweetly above death’s vile silence
Abiding in a tortured souls divine essence
Nurture in your heart its place bountifulanidove
Make the world truly in pure fragrance beautiful
Shout its healing message from the mountaintops
That message which hateful enmity stops
Whisper its ideal to the willing ear
Pass on joyous words in tribulation hear
With all being share the cheerful stories glory
Let peace fill mankind with love’s harmony...
The peacemaker will all mankind’s pain healanidove
In his heart the tears of the world feel
Destroying on earth Armageddon’s fiery heat
Satanic powers the peacemaker will unseat
Making civil again all civilization
Proclaiming exultant elation to every nation
For there are no wars-to-end-all-war
Truly, only loving peace can end all war...
The peacemaker bears comfort in loving handsanidove
Easing the anguish of weary lands
Borne in calming delight our guiding light
No longer need for angered fight
Learn in meadows of grief to sow a peaceful seed
Abolish human temptation in revengeful greed
Weed tares of hate, rending nevermore to annoy
Grow in peaceful fields of ecstasy, harvest joy...
The peacemaker comethanidove
Bearing Peace on Earth
Goodwill to men lives
O, the thrill that sentence gives
Love for our fellow man we’ll never forget
Love candled in hearts forever lit
See the dove of peace spread great luminous wings
O hallelujah, hallelujah, how my heart sings!
Behold, a wise peacemaker comes not as a pacifistanidove
For peace cannot always come peacefully to exist
Peace is a bane to hearts so hard they will not have it,
Cannot conceive it, nor abide it
For sweetest songs of brotherly love I fear
Turn sour in fanatical hatreds evil ear
Radical shouting, “my way or no way,” hear
For those espousing hatred in contempt make clear...
The peacemaker to evil is not benevolentanidove
For to peace, love and hatred is not ambivalent
So to make this world a better place insist
On aggressive peace antiterrorist
To obtain human right, all evil must be rooted out
Burned as winnowed chaff, sifting good from bad rout
Make human rights self evident,
Relevant to common rights holy reverent
To life, liberty and pursuit of happiness sweetly ambient.

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