Peace on the Earth!

Peace on the earth!
Joy to the world!
Love to the universe
From all those who know the Lord.

We can’t live without the Lord.
We just can’t live
Without His love.
We just can’t live
Without the love
Of the Lord.

Peace in our hearts!
Joy in our souls!
Love from God’s presence in our lives
To all those who need the Lord.

You can’t live without the Lord.
You just can’t live
Without His love.
You just can’t live
Without the love
Of the Lord.

About This Song:
I’m not sure how obvious it is that “Peace on the Earth!” is a Christmas song, but that’s what I intended when I wrote it thirty or thirty-five years ago. And I didn’t write it as a solo song for myself, but with vocal parts for a small group.

I used a reel-to-reel recorder to record separately on two tracks. I recorded guitar on one track, dubbed bass guitar in with it, and recorded the group singing it in a worship service.

I thought it was a wonderful presentation. and–to this day–I lament the loss of that recording.

I’ve recently made a few changes and created a solo version with a MIDI-based accompaniment. If you’re interested in hearing it, go HERE and select “Peace on the Earth” from the drop down box. There’s also an option for the MIDI accompaniment without any singing.

Regardless of the history of this song and its recent changes, the important thing is that “Peace on the Earth!” reflects the joy I imagine the angels having when they announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds in the fields.

May it bring peace and joy to you as well and challenge you to share God’s love with others.

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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