Peace, Peace

I really enjoyed reading about everyone’s favorite Christmas carol last week. Funny thing about music…it just seeps into your soul and stays there forever. I can’t get over how my dad (in the late stage of Alzheimer’s) can still belt out “Amazing Grace,” but can’t string a sentence together. Music just goes deep.

This Youtube clip is my very, very, very favorite Christmas carol. The other day, I heard it in a store and I just…choked up. It brought tears to my eyes and I had to leave the store! The memory swept me away…to many Christmas Eves, when I was a teenager at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Peace, Peace was always the last song of the service. The sanctuary lights were turned out. Each parishioner was given a candle. A candle was lit, then one by one, the firelight was shared all through the sanctuary. Such a beautiful, catch-in-the-heart moment!

Well, until the fire department got wind of it and shut that down. 🙂

Take a quiet moment today, get a cup of tea and listen to this rendition…

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I, too, love that hymn and I don't hear it very often….I wonder why! And is it always sung with Silent Night? I remember it as a stand-along hymn…Hope we hear it more often now. I may suggest it to our choir director; if it's too late for this year maybe they can sing it next year.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and many blessings in the New Year.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing your memory Suzanne. When I was young our church also had a traditional last song. We went outside and sang "Silent Night" around the life size nativity on the church lawn.

    "Peace, Peace" is beautiful!

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