Turn on the television – terror see –
And watch the news – the breaking horrors hear –
Roads ravaged, wrecked, in rubble and debris –
More car bombings – more fanatics to fear –
Another nation under terror shakes –
Another murder, more dividing views –
Another city destroyed when earth quakes –
Our Facebooks rattled by streaming bad news.
Turn off your feed of fear and hope now heed
And to the clarion of peacetime turn:
The source of utmost joy was born indeed
That everlasting love would in us burn.
The Gospel is the testimony true:
This News is always good and always new.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.