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Let These Things Be

Let there be sunshine, let there be smiles,
 let there be gladness all across the miles,
  let no one be an enemy to me –
   oh Lord, let these things be.

   Let there be true friends, let there be lovers,
    let goodness flow like deep-running waters,
     let there be beauty in all that I see –
      oh Lord, let these things be.

       Let there be mercy and let there be love,
        let all your people share what they have,
         let man exist in complete harmony –
          oh Lord, let these things be.

           Let the guns melt by the heat of the sun,
            let warring nations live together as one,
             let no bondage be, let mankind be free –
              oh Lord, let these things be.

               Let the white dove sail, let it soar and fly,
                let it take wings to the bright, sunny sky,
                 let the robin sing at the break of day –
                  dear Lord, let these things be.


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  1. Date: 8/14/2009 10:28:00 PM
    We need these thoughts more than ever !! Thank you for your comment re. the virgin paper ... smile ... wish I could just write into the computer like you but they keep making me sign in again ... LOL ... won't let me sit and ponder too long ... hope you return soon, Fred!!

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 4:48:00 PM
    "let it be, let it be, let it be, oh let it be, there will be an answer, let it be." john

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 7:25:00 PM
    Amen and amen again ... Happy New Year Friend ... smile ...

  1. Date: 12/26/2008 6:33:00 AM
    Aw Fred, these are the hopes and dreams of many. You wrote it beautifully for us all. Happy day after Christmas. Love & hugs, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 12/26/2008 3:28:00 AM
    What a perfect poem to read this am after Christmas, a beautiful message that I wish would come to pass as well. I believe it will, too, one day. :) Faith is everything. Hope your Christmas was wonderful, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/25/2008 8:03:00 AM
    Oh how very beautiful.

  1. Date: 12/25/2008 6:00:00 AM
    Oops, is this a song, too? Either way, I love it! Love again, Chrisite

  1. Date: 12/25/2008 4:44:00 AM
    This is truly a beautiful poem to wake up to. Don't we all wish for those things? Merry Christmas again, Fred! Love and hugs, Christie