1998 Christmas Greetings from Barry Setterfield


ELUSIVE PEACE

Look at Mankind's grand achievements,
As this epoch draws its veil.
Radio, aircraft, motor transport;
Yet the violent hordes prevail.
Television brings us pictures;
Satellites beam round the Earth;
Spacecraft probe our Solar System;
Science brought the Bomb to birth.

"World Peace", cry negotiators;
UN power Saddam erodes;
Wye Agreements carve up Israel;
Hamas terror still explodes.
Will the wistful dream elude us?
Is the hope of Peace forlorn?
Look at Christmas with its Message:
Christ the Prince of Peace was born!

There will be no Peace without Him;
Peace with God, or Peace with Man.
On the cruel Cross He suffered,
To begin the Father's Plan.
But the perfect Plan continues
Christ in Glory will Return;
Wisely ruling all our nations
Bringing Peace for which we yearn.

We can have His Peace this Christmas;
Love and Joy that's seldom known;
Like the Wise Men, do Him homage;
Let Him rule upon Life's Throne.

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"His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His
Government and of Peace there shall be
no end, upon the Throne of David"
Isaiah 9:6-7.

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