From Al Fedak's short cantata The Gift of Music. SATB and piano. Lush, flowing, and "contemporary" with a wonderful climactic section. Text by the composer.
In the waking, in the growing,
in the making, in the knowing,
in the living, in the giving, music never dies.
In the sighing and the feeling,
in the crying and the healing,
in the playing, in the praying, music never dies.
In our humming and our singing,
in our drumming and our bringing
all our learning and our yearning, music never dies.
In our voices and our choices,
in our gladness and our sadness,
in the phrasing of our praising, music never dies.
In our starting and our ending,
in our parting and our sending,
in peace and love unending, music never dies.