1 Come Peace of God, and dwell again on earth.
Come, with the calm that hailed Thy Prince's birth.
Come with the healing of Thy gentle touch.
Come, Peace of God, that this world needs so much.
2 Break every weapon forged in fires of hate.
Turn back the foes that would assail Thy gate:
Where fields of strife lie desolate, and bare,
Take thy sweet flow'rs of peace and plant them there.
3 Bring selfish lives from shadowlands of loss,
Into the radiance of the Savior's Cross.
Where in that gift so precious, yet so lone,
Life finds its brotherhood and love its throne.
4 Come! blessed peace, as when, in hush of eve,
God's benediction falls on souls who grieve:
As shines a star when weary day departs.
Come! Peace of God, and rule within our hearts.
Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #667