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Recorded by: Steve Deasy
Written by: Steve Deasy/ Lester Dore'
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Love is the only force that is capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” This song is for all who do hard work for peace and justice. Can we let go of anger and do this work with love? Are we open to the truth of our adversaries? Are we willing to find the truth together with them, letting go of outcomes?

Lyrics

Let Me Make Peace
© 2007 by Lester Dore′ and Steve Deasy

Verse 1

I'm not afraid of dying of old age or disease
Or in some tragic accident that I could not foresee
I'm not afraid that death might mean my life would be cut short
But I am afraid of dying with hatred in my heart.

Chorus

So let me make peace with all that I've come to resent
And remember that everyone I meet is heaven sent
Hate's the poison that we drink when we sit down at anger's feast
Let me get up from that table, let me make peace

Verse 2

I'm not afraid of dying in mighty hurricane
Or to leave before my purpose on this earth has been made plain
I’m not afraid that I’ll outlive my family and all my friends
But I am afraid of dying before I make amends

Verse 3

I'm not afraid of dying before all the world's at peace
Though my anger at injustice will always need release
Let me speak truth to power with courage and with grace
And let me die knowing that I've made the world a better place

Memorial Verse for Jon Fromer - January 2013 - Steve Deasy

"It's gonna take us all" my friend Jon Fromer would oft intone
For if you're looking for freedom you won't find it alone
And though our feet our tired, we do the work and carry on
Jon you are my hero, you are lighting the road we're on