All Good People of the Earth

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Hold on, hold on, hold on it won't last long now
All good people of the earth, stand thy ground and claim thy worth
Stand thy ground and claim thy worth!

And though my knees might shake from the weight of the water
And though the dogs they bark so loud
When the prison door slams we’ll just sing all the louder
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!

Say thy prayers, oh say em one by one
Lay thy body on the gun
For hate will not drive out hate
No only love will storm the gate
And reconcile this mess we make!

And though my knees might shake from the weight of the water
And though the dogs they bark so loud
When the prison door slams we’ll just sing all the louder
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!

Lord let the weak find strength
Let not the workers hands sit idle
Until the poor have hope
And injustice shuts it’s mouth

And though my knees might shake from the weight of the water
And though the dogs they bark so loud
When the prison door slams we’ll just sing all the louder
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!
Crying peace, Oh we want peace, increase!
We're crying

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from Songs of Sorrow / Songs of Hope, released December 19, 2014

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Steve Schallert Cape Town, South Africa

Steve Schallert is an international speaker, activist, musician and avid disciple of the nonviolent Jesus. Having traveled to over 50 countries and witnessing along the way the best and worst that humanity is capable of, Steve seeks to champion and equip people for active peacemaking & works of justice through building compassion for the poor and spurring on imagination. ... more

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