by Edwin Arnold (1832 - 1904)

Language: English 
Peace beginning to be,
Deep as the sleep of the sea
When the stars their faces glass
In its blue tranquility:
Hearts of men upon earth,
From the first to the second birth,
To rest as the wild waters rest
With the colors of Heaven on their breast.

Love, which is sunlight of peace,
Age by age to increase,
Till Anger and Hatred are dead
And Sorrow and Death shall cease:
"Peace on Earth and Good-will!"
Souls that are gentle and still
Hear the first music of this
Far-off, infinite, Bliss!


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