Reign of Peace

26 Apr

Dark, dark were the days
Hopeless seemed each morrow
Hearts filled with dismays
Heads bowed with sorrow
Told the tales of wars desolation
Bidding all discords to cease
Bring peace to all the nations
And grant us a reign of peace

~ Chorus ~
The war drums throb no longer
The guns have ceased their roar
The cry for peace was stronger
Than all those willing on the war
Their deaths shall not be in vain
And peace shall reign!

Ended has the conflict that was appalling
Our hearts were chilled with it’s dread
No longer the brave are falling
Shattered, dying or dead
Ended has the watching but not weeping
Longing to see loved ones again
Over are the sad vigils keeping
Ever lasting are the lines of pain

~ Chorus ~

Dry those tears
War has passed
Dismiss those unknowing fears
Brighter days have come at last
Together all can move into morrows
Through the valleys where sunshine has lease
Sharing the joys and sorrows
Beneath the light of a reign of peace

~ Chorus ~

Peace once more shall reign
Let us cry as one
If their deaths were in vain
And war resumes, no one has won.


Posted by on Thursday 26th April, 2012 in Lyrics, War Songs


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2 responses to “Reign of Peace

  1. nightlake

    Friday 24th August, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    very meaningful..true words

    • withheldindarkness

      Sunday 26th August, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for the comments. Got the inspiration off a war song written in Australia during (well after) WWI, which was similarly named … however most of that song focused on God and country, so I sort of altered the theme to be not wanting history to repeat itself. To me othewise just makes the war seem futile, that is if we don’t learn from our “mistakes”.


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