Prince of Peace is a Christmas album of original worship songs recorded at home with friends and family. These
Scripture-based songs are intended to help us find ourselves in this
story that changes the world. Each song looks at the incarnation
from a different angle with themes of prophecy, mystery, joy,
peacefulness, holiness, and calling.
The Christmas story has
perhaps become too familiar. Shepherds, angels, a manger, a star - we
have heard and seen these images repeatedly to the point that we often
miss the significance of this moment: the turning point in history when
God came among us as a baby. This is a great mystery. St. Irenaeus in
the 2nd century said that Jesus is the visible of the invisible God (see
Colossians 1:15). The God we cannot see became flesh and blood and
dwelt among us. It was always God's intention to be with his people. Of
course, God came to turn the world upside down (or right side up). The
world has often organized itself apart from God and people often treat
fellow human beings as objects rather that people. God came to restore
His good world. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, announced the Kingdom of
God, which is the reality that God rules the earth with peace, justice,
and love. Nothing could change this reality - not kings, nor rulers, nor
any evil, nor death itself. God and humanity were already brought
together in the person of Jesus and he would go on to overcome any
obstacle that might keep us apart.
Artwork: Brian Liu
Backing vocals: Danielle Blond, Rachel Doyle, Jonathan Lam
Cello: Steve Nairn
Piano: Bruce Hawker
Violin: Kathy Kwon
Other instruments and vocals: Jeff Hawker
Mixing and Mastering: Jeff Hawker
All songs written by Jeff Hawker.
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