When the hearts are sad and minds are numb
And happiness folds its wings;
The world around looks gray and grim
We need the hope that Jesus brings!
When people fight and hatred reigns
In nations and their kings;
When none can help them all through life
They need the peace that Jesus brings!
When I am hurt by cruel hands
And a cruel words that stings;
When none can soothe me and calm my mind
I need the light that Jesus brings!
If hearts are full of greed and lust
And hate and such-like things;
When we look for some comfort
We need the peace that Jesus brings!
When the cares and anxieties of life
Strangle me and stop my breath
I look for a little air from the hillside wind
Mixed with that ‘Gloria’ that Jesus brings!
God gives me life, health and friendship
A mind that s and a voice that sings,
But the gift I value most of all
Is the gracious light that Jesus brings!
But where to find this Prince of Light?
To probe the evil in deep that clings
I seek him there in that hillside crib
To fill me with the light that Jesus brings!