WHAT IS PEACE?

"What is Peace?" is from movement 3 in "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World where it follows Matt 5:9 from the beatitudes, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

May be performed unaccompanied or with harp/piano accompaniment.

  • SATB or SSAA div.

    VOICING

  • 2018

    YEAR

  • 4 minutes

    DURATION

  • Charles Anthony Silvestri

    WORDS

SCORES

SATB div. & optional harp/piano

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

SSAA div. & optional harp/piano

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

THE TEXT

Peace is not a silent state

That comes upon us from within—

Serene, detached, oblivious.

 

Peace is not a force like rain

That comes, unbidden, from above—

Gentle, enfolding, natural.

 

Peace is fire! Yes, peace is fire!

And peace is passion!

Peace requires a strength of will,

A certain courage, a heart of iron,

A force abiding to fulfill.

 

Peace is not a foregone fate;

For peace, like war, must be waged—

Mindfully, deliberately,

With arms ever ready,

And eyes wide open.

Charles Anthony Silvestri

 

 

SEE ALSO

 

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