Three years

March 20, 2006

 Jon N Kay Blog Kyrie-Eleison-1Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy, have mercy.
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy, have mercy.
And grant us peace.
And grant us peace.
And grant us peace.

(Verse to “Lamb of God”, ©1999 Jonathan M. Reid)

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to Three years

  1. Hey, I remember singing that! 🙂

  2. it just sticks with ya

  3. Strictly speaking, I lifted the verse from Agnus Dei and not Kyrie Eleison, though they share the prayer “have mercy”. I don’t regret the chorus, I think the song works, but it struck me recently that the chorus is about “me,” that is, personal peace within ourselves. Which is true. But it’s just one kind of peace.

  4. You’ve piqued my interest: How many kinds of peace do you feel that there are (or should be)?

  5. This is where I reflect the question to you, gentle readers: what kinds of peace are there / could there be?

  6. What a beautiful way to talk about peace. That really connected with me.

  7. I’ve heard it said that “peace is not the absence of war, but rather the Presence and Acknowledgement of Him that is peace.”
    When we tap into His peace we are holding on to something that is never changing and we can have peace whenever we seek Him.

  8. The opposite of peace is not war (though that is certainly included). I would say the opposite of peace is conflict. This opens things up to consider:
    * conflict between nations and peoples
    * conflict between groups
    * conflict within groups
    * conflict within families
    * conflict within myself
    ++ grant us peace ++