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All Over Creation

       All over creation,
       joy spills into light,
stars, candles ablaze this Christmas night;
       where Jesus is sleeping,
       peace kisses the earth,
O that we could know who Mary has brought to birth!

       This child will bring freedom,
       this child will release
wellsprings of compassion, ways to peace,
       this child will bring healing,
       this child will inspire
love answering love, and spirit to Spirit's fire.

       This child will befriend us,
       this child will invite
all children to share his world's delight:
       this Christ will confront us
       when, children no more,
we plunder our planet, crying from want and war.

       Let there be a moment
       held, as in one breath
when all the earth turns away from death,
       peace nursing creation,
       peace spreading her wing,
O that we could know what Christmas is meant to bring!

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1996 Hope Publishing Company

PDF for this hymn is currently unavailable, due to copyright restrictions on the tune.

Product Code: 1092

Collections: Christmastime Hymns|Every Day in Your Spirit - Murray

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Theme: Christmas, Peace

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

Suggested Hymn Tune: ELIZABETH (Bray) - Bray, Jillian M. (More Hymns | Biography)

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Date Uploaded: Mon Jun 9 11:36:52 2008

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