Composed for the Elementary School Honor’s Choir, its premiere is conducted by Fernando Malvar-Ruiz. It is scored for SSA Choir, piano and optional cello.
The refrain is in Latin and English: “Dona nobis pacem. Grant us Peace.” The verses are comprised of quotes by St. Francis, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr.:
- Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love. It is in giving that we receive and in forgiving we are set free. ~ St. Francis
- Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice is a threat to justice everywhere. everywhere. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice is a threat to justice everywhere. Love is the only force only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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