Peace Songbook 46 / 101

Let the Light Shine

By Lori Scherling

©2003 L. Scherling

www.myspace.com/missscherling

Lyrics

Light a candle for the Winter holidays of different religions and cultures,

Let the light shine to remind us of peace and love on Earth.

Sing a joyous song and celebrate family, tradition and spirit

Let the music be a reminder of peace and love on Earth.

 

The lights of Ramadan sparkle on this Muslim holiday

People look inside themselves, to reflect, fast and pray.

The lights of Diwali glisten on truth and humanity

Hindu people turn away from the dark and let the light set them free.

 

The lights of Chanukah glow in the menorah for eight days and nights

Jewish families celebrate the Festival of Lights.

The lights of Christmas twinkle like the stars in the midnight sky

Christian children patiently wait for Santa’s sleigh to stop by

 

Light a candle for the Winter holidays of different religions and cultures,

Let the light shine to remind us of peace and love on Earth.

Sing a joyous song and celebrate family, tradition and spirit

Let the music be a reminder of peace and love on Earth.

 

The luminarias of Las Posadas shimmer a warm, soft, glow

Friends and family give comfort and love in the homes of Mexico.

The Kwanzaa lights burn in a kinara with candles of red, black and green

African people celebrate strength, faith and unity.

 

The fireworks of New Year’s Eve burst brightly in the sky

World cultures say farewell to another year passed by.

The lanterns of Chinese New Year flicker big and bright

At the closing of this holiday on the fifteenth day and night.

 

Light a candle for the Winter holidays of different religions and cultures,

Let the light shine to remind us of peace and love on Earth.

Sing a joyous song and celebrate family, tradition and spirit

Let the music be a reminder of peace and love on Earth.

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