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Daniel E. Gawthrop Send Down Thy Peace, O God *

Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Organ. This gentle prayer is grateful to sing (not to mention timely...) and is a piece that your choir won't tire of performing. Dan has a masterful way with a melody: lyrical and exquisitely crafted. Text by Edward Rowland Sill.

Send down your truth, O God;
Too long the shadows frown!
Too long the darkened way we’ve trod:
Your truth, O Lord, send down.

Send down your Spirit free,
Till wilderness and town
One temple for your worship be:
Your Spirit, O send down.

Send down your love, your life,
Our lesser lives to crown,
And cleanse them of their hate and strife:
Your living love send down.

Send down your peace, O Lord,
Earth’s bitter voices drown
In one deep ocean of accord:
Your peace, O God, send down.

 

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