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Child of Joy and Peace (Hunger Carol)

Child of joy and peace,
born to every race --
       by your star, the wise will know you,
       East and West their homage show you,
              look into your face,
              child of joy and peace.

Born among the poor
on a stable floor,
       cold and raw, you know our hunger,
       weep our tears and cry our anger --
              yet you tell us more,
              born among the poor:

Every child needs bread
till the world is fed;
       you give bread, your hands enable
       all to gather round one table --
              Christmas must be shared,
              every child needs bread.

Son of poverty,
shame us till we see
       self-concerned, how we deny you,
       by our greed we crucify you
              on a Christmas tree,
              Son of poverty.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: Christmastime Hymns|In Every Corner Sing - Murray

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Theme: Christmas, Hunger

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: HUNGER - Mews, Douglas (More Hymns | Biography)

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Date Uploaded: Tue Jun 3 10:00:40 2008

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