Ina Coolbrith

1841 – 1928 / Nauvoo, Illinois

Christmas Eve

PEACE in thy snowy breast,
O cloud, from storms at rest!
Peace in the winds that sleep
Upon the deep.

Peace in the starry height:
Peace infinite,
Through all the worlds that mow
Within His love.

O, all sad hearts, that lie
On land or on the sea,
God's peace with you rest light
This Christmas night!

And with the souls that stand
In that dear land
Where pain and all tears cease,
Most perfect peace!
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