Do we have cause for hope and peace,
For love and Christmas cheer
In a world gone mad it seems,
With senseless acts of terror and fear?
Only as we look to Bethlehem,
And the cross of Calvary
Where Jesus Christ God’s Son
Lay down His life to set us free –
Free from the power and the penalty
Of life-destroying sin,
Free to trust the living God
And to know His peace within,
To receive His gift of eternal life
Which cannot be snatched away
By any act of mortal man
To threaten, come what may.
Hope and peace and love may be found
Afresh, this Christmas Day
Through simple faith in Jesus Christ
God’s true and living way.
(c) Nesta F Sutherland 2014
“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us …”