Advent: Peace (Day 2)

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I really like how the lyrics merge the hope for world peace, with the desperate reality of war and conflict.

The chorus is a prayer too: 

Jesus, will you take the time to throw a drowning man a line.

I also love the line:

Jesus, in a song you wrote – the words are sticking in my throat

as it has several layers of meaning.

I think Bono is referring to the Christmas Carols we tend to sing and how some don’t match with the current reality of the world.

(written by Ian Peacock)

 

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