Prayer for Peace

The song Prayer for Peace, from the CD Peace in The Valley, opens with the phrase, “a cradle and a grave, a sandstone wall in sight, on a hill so far away, a city bathed in light…” I had visited Jerusalem many years ago, and I remember standing on a hill outside the walls of the city, and actually seeing a golden light emanating from the city…it blew me away, and so I decided to try to write a song that reflected my feelings about that experience. In another part of the song I wrote, “a vessel shaped by hand, a tapestry of white, the sandaled feet that walked the land where Prophets gave their lives,”….this had to do with all the Holy men and women who have walked the deserts of the Middle East, in search, ultimately, for Peace. This song is my prayer, in honor of those who have, and continue to, dream of Peace.

PRAYER FOR PEACE
by Jennifer Avalon & Noel Boland

A cradle and a grave
A sandstone wall in sight
On a hill so far away
A city bathed in light
And the doves that fly beyond the dome are
Heading for the sky
For the promise of the day, when all unite
All unite

All children of one God
Though separate in their faiths
They must fill their hearts with love
To find a better way
And the tears that fall behind closed doors
They will soon be dried
For the promise of the day, when all unite
All unite

A PRAYER FOR PEACE
PRAYER FOR PEACE

A vessel shaped by hand
A tapestry of white
The sandaled feet that walk the land
Where prophets gave their lives
The prayers that fill the desert air
In the dark of night
For the promise of the day, when all unite
All unite

A PRAYER FOR PEACE
PRAYER FOR PEACE
A PRAYER FOR PEACE
PRAYER FOR PEACE

© Jennifer Avalon

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