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O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines

O day of peace that dimly shines
     through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,
guide us to justice, truth, and love,
     delivered from our selfish schemes.
May swords of hate fall from our hands,
     our hearts from envy find release,
till by God's grace our warring world
     shall see Christ's promised reign of peace.

Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb,
     nor shall the fierce devour the small;
as beasts and cattle calmly graze,
     a little child shall lead them all.
Then enemies shall learn to love,
     all creatures find their true accord;
the hope of peace shall be fulfilled,
     for all the earth shall know the Lord.

Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|A Year of Grace - Daw|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 11:6-9; 1 Corinthians 7:15, 13:12, 15:25; 1 Peter 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Deuteronomy 16:20, 27:19; Hebrews 7:2, 13:20; Isaiah 1:17, 2:4, 11:6-9, 30:18, 53:6, 56:1, 61:8, 65:25; Jeremiah 9:24, 30:10, 31:34, 46:27; Micah 4:3, 6:8; Matthew 26:52; Philippians 4:7; Proverbs 21:15, 29:7; Psalms 11:7, 29:11, 34:14, 37:11, 89:14, 97:2, 99:4, 106:3; Revelation 11:15

Theme: Creation, Freedom-Liberation, Justice & Peace, Kingdom of God, New Life in Christ, Peace on Earth

Author(s): Daw Jr., Carl P. (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: JERUSALEM - Parry, C. Hubert H. (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: L.M.D. (8.8.8.8.8.8.8.8.) (Long Meter Double)

Date Uploaded: Wed May 27 09:00:37 2009

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