By Corienne M. Hay, Dec 3, 2014    Note from Debbonnaire: I have injured my hand, and typing is an ordeal. Since Peace is the word for this second week of Advent, I thought I’d share one of my mother’s songs about peace. I am unable to determine when this was written, but it was many years ago. May it bless you.

STANZA 1

This old world is full of turmoil and woe;

There is strife and war wherever you go.

But Jesus promised peace within

To those who hide their lives in Him,

And He always keeps His promises, I know.

CHORUS:

Oh there’s peace, there’s joy, there’s power in the early morning hour;

There is strength for all the burdens on life’s way.

If you meet God in the morning, when the day is just aborning,

He’ll go with you every hour of the day.

STANZA 2

It’s a veil of tears we walk in they say;

There is pain and sorrow all along the way.

But Jesus said He’d cast out fears

And gently wipe away all tears;

He can make our joy complete in Him each day.

(CHORUS)

STANZA 3

I don’t have the strength to fight life alone.

The old devil sure would claim me for his own!

But with Jesus ever by my side,

And the Holy Spirit as my guide,

God will keep my by the power of His throne.

FINAL CHORUS:

Oh, there’s peace, there’s joy, there’s power in the early morning hour,

There is strength for all the burdens on life’s way.

When I meet God in the morning, as the day is just aborning,

He goes with me every hour,

gives me peace and joy and power

all the day!