A Poem by Ellen Hammond

A special thanks to Emma and to Craig Froman for inspiring this collab by poets from around the world, and for weaving it together so well. I am reposting it so my other friends will see it too.




 [1] Sweet peace arising
O’er a world full of woe,
The Creator’s heart is shining,
Lighting troubled paths as we go,
Hold us forever safe,
Hold us forever safe.


 [2] Sweet dove, Peaceful Dove,

Sent as a message from Heaven above,

Chirping a message of hope to the world,

Keeping your peacefulness, little white bird,

Yuletide Harmony  be,

Yuletide Harmony be.


 [3] Joy floods our souls ’n our hearts

When opened to receive

Brothers in Spirit all fear departs

When we learn to love and believe

Trust His love and his word

Trust His love and his word


 [4] Sweet peace arising
Breathing life in streets of pain,
The crushed, the
battered pining
For a droplet of the holy rain.
Forgive us our blood and gore.
Forgive us our blood and gore.


 [5] Sweet peace in our hearts

Bring happiness to the world,

Jews, Muslims, Christians and more

Join our prayer for peace on each shore

No more wars on earth

No more wars on earth


[6] Come, Oh Come,
Jesus child,
May thy love undefiled
bring accord on this Holy Day,
driving war and strife away;
Heralding love and peace,
Heralding love and peace.


 [7] Sweet peace arising

Joyful hearts sing as one

Bowing to His will alone

We submit in humble gratitude,

Knowing that we are forgiven,

Knowing that we are forgiven.


 [8] Sweet peace, noble beliefs
You’re never far, always in reach
With a kind gesture to friends or strangers
One warm hand helping to guide another
Join me in humanity's dreams
Join me in humanity's dreams


 [9] O’er the moon shine

All tinkling hearts,

In Cadbury nights with rosy sight,

In laughter n’ love carrying baskets of gifts

It’ll come true…

It’ll start the year anew!


 [10] Let's look at the sky

stick to the hands

And Let's run together

to the star that shines

Hold us forever safe,

Hold us forever safe.


 [11] When chaos gets its grooming

We'll send it back to death zone

And march our people to the land so green

Where milk and honey flows

They'll forever have their peace

They'll forever have their place


 [12] Glorious smile

Nothing is vile

Dancing larks, joyful hearts

Enjoy the day where sweet peace is to stay

When we shall truly love,

When we shall truly love.


 [13] Sweet peace arising

Carried on the angels’ wings

Lifting melodies afar,

With the music of the stars

Sing over every heart,

Sing over every heart.


© 2010 Ellen Hammond

Author's Note

Ellen Hammond
In the spirit of peace on earth, we share with you the following collaboration based on the Christmas carol “Silent Night.” Representing nine different countries and various faiths, it is our desire to see peace come through our lives and into the lives of those around us… [1] Emma from England, [2] Shellie from Ireland, [3] Ellen from Canada, [4] Ru Banerjee from the United States, [5] Yos from Israel, [6] JohnL from England, [7] Helena from Australia, [8] Rock and Roll Cowboy from the United States, [9] Raja from India, [10] Jola from Poland, [11] Abd-afeez from Nigeria, [12] Charlène from Canada, [13] Craig from the United States.

Watch a version of Silent Night by Libera at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAH0qm6OWKk

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Beautiful poem and prayer!
#1 & 4 are my favorite.
The light of the Lord should indeed make a difference in our world. Through Him, may we be able to reach out to the people in pain (Isaiah 61).

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a wonderful collaboration!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I imagine this is a lovely song - it needs a choir...

Posted 8 Years Ago

this is wonderful!!!!

what a stunning collaboration :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Aw, this was so nice.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great job to all. Sorry I didn't get a read request before Christmas.

Enjoyed it tremendously. Kudos to all.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Peace to you ...
Thank you all for your cooperation and invitation :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

An impressive collaboration and admirable message. I don't know if the world will ever see peace, but I certainly share in these collective desires for it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ellen, dear lady .. and a lady you are .. thank you so much for displaying our collaboration on your page. It was an honour to have you join us.. here's to a wonderful year

Peace to you and love. E.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Hi, the way this reads it seems a melody could be writen and it put into a religious song..Very well done..Lol and God bless,,Kathie

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on December 23, 2009
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Ellen Hammond
Ellen Hammond

Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada