Worship (Geoffrey Shaw)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-08)  CPDL #62758:       
Editor: Ian Wright (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 111 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Worship
Composer: Geoffrey Shaw
Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1927
Description: Also published as Unison Song for Massed Voices in THE MUSICAL TIMES No. 967

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Original text and translations

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O brother man! fold to thy heart thy brother
Where pity dwells the peace of God is there;
To worship rightly is to love each other,
Each Smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.

Follow with reverent steps the great example
Of Him whose holy work was "doing good";
So shall the wide earth seem our father's temple,
Each loving life a psalm of gratitude.

Then Shall all shackles fall; the stormy clangour
Of wild war music o'er the earth shall cease;
Love shall tread out the baleful fire of anger,
And in its ashes plant the tree of peace!