Saturday, December 25, 2004

Et In Terra Pax Hominibus

We sang this at the end of every chapel service at camp, but it works for Christmas, too.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father, brothers all are we,

Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,

With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow,

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!

— Words and music by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, 1955

Caution: Clicking on the link will get you the MIDI version of this song, and it is unbelieavably cheesy, as is the fashion of all MIDI files: think of a Hammond home organ circa 1959. Just thought I’d warn you.