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Thread #31365   Message #408397
Posted By: Marion
28-Feb-01 - 07:34 PM
Thread Name: HELP! Need a song about peace!!!
Subject: RE: HELP! Need a song about peace!!!
"Down By the Riverside" is a great religious song about peace, and is very singable. RUS has chords for it, as well as some suggestions for modern verses that might inspire you to write some verses specific to this demo.

I like Bob Dylan's "Masters of War", though it may be a little harsher than you want ("Even Jesus would never forgive what you do...") and isn't as suitable for group singing.

St. Francis' song about peace is actually the one that goes "Make me a channel of your peace... where there is hatred let me bring your love..." which is also very pretty if you know it.

Or do you know "Dona Nobis Pacem"? It's a three part canon, very beautiful music, with just the words Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us peace) repeated. It's in the "Sacred Rounds" section of RUS and has the melody included. It would be nice if your group didn't object to a little Latin and was able to rehearse the music.

Marion