Yesterday we attended morning Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, where Elena has been singing. The Communion Song she sang was one I had not heard before, David Haas’ The Peace of God. The lyrics are simple; they convey a simple set of instructions.
Simple, but important. Simple, but we often need to be reminded of simple things.
The refrain of the song goes:
Let your gentleness be known, so all may know the Lord is near.
Do not worry; reach out to God in prayer.
Stay with all that you have learned, and all that you have heard and seen,
and the peace of God will be with you.
The first verse instructs:
Whatever is true, whatever is just, all that is pure and pleasing
and all that is worthy of praise; think on these things.
Let your gentleness be known. Reach out to God in prayer. Stay with all you have learned, heard and seen. Think on what is true and just.
Apart from the message, the song is quite beautiful. I had hoped to link to an online performance of it, but can’t find one. It is worth listening to if you can find it.