Song of peace (Arthur Sullivan)

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  • (Posted 2010-07-04)  CPDL #21909:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-04).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 7/4/21.

General Information

Title: Song of Peace
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Lyricist: Tom Taylor

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with Choral soprano solo and Choral alto solo
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
Description: Final chorus from the cantata On shore and sea.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Sink and scatter clouds of war!
Sun of peace shine full and far!
Why should nations slay and spoil,
With hearts to love and hands to toil?
Wherefore turn to mutual ill,
God-given strength and skill?
Blest the prince whose people's choice,
Bids the land in peace rejoice.
Blest the land whose prince is wise,
Peaceful progress to devise.
Why should nations slay and spoil,
With hearts to love and hands to toil?
Closed the brazen gates of Mars,
Peace her golden gates unbars.
Let the nations hear her call,
Enter, welcome, one and all!