Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name
The kingdoms of the world are founded on bloodshed. One nation holds supremacy until another is strong enough to overcome it. They are like rabid dogs, tearing at each other in a perverse game of “king of the hill”.
But there is another kingdom, a holy nation. One whose law is love and whose proclamation is peace. In its borders there is room for all, as all are welcomed as brothers. And today, we celebrate the birth of the king of this kingdom, the inaugurator of the coming golden age, when all will rejoice together in the peace of God and rest beneath His blessed reign.
And the guns will fall silent forever, overcome by the sound of singing.
Merry Christmas, everyone!