in the hills of Palestine

bright light on a quiet evening
in the hills of Palestine
in hearts illuminating
the shadowed doubts in hope’s decline

liberation seems much closer
than it ever has before
since this announcement
of the savior we’ve been waiting for

now we can step that much nearer
to what the maker had in mind
we’ve heard it in the song
in the hills of Palestine
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One Reply to “in the hills of Palestine”

  1. Joel, this is beautiful. It captures the whole Christmas magic—simply, yet completely. Definitely one of your best.

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