Let There Be Peace on Earth - SA


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  • Let There Be Peace on Earth

    Let There Be Peace on Earth was first published in 1971 with this historical note: "One summer evening in 1955, a group of 180 teenagers of all races and religions, meeting at a workshop high in the California mountains, locked arms, formed a circle and sang a song of peace. They felt that singing the song, with its simple basic sentiment - 'Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,' helped to create a climate for world peace and understanding. When they came down from the mountain, these inspired young people brought the song with them and started sharing it. And, as though on wings, Let There Be Peace On Earth began an amazing journey around the globe."

    The song is important to the composer, as it was a favorite of her father. When she performed this song as a youth, it was usually in this format, as a round. That is the memory that is captured here. This is a free download and may only be used for incidental home and church use


    • Sheet music for SA and piano (PDF download)
  • Lyrics

    Music and lyrics by: Sy Miller and Jill Jackson; arr. Cathy Neff (ASCAP)

    Let there be peace on earth,
    And let it begin with me.
    Let there be peace on earth,
    The peace that was meant to be.

    With God as our Father,
    Brothers all are we.
    Let me walk with my brother
    In perfect harmony.

    Let peace begin with me,
    Let this be the moment now.
    With every step I take,
    Let this be my solemn vow:

    To take each moment, and live each moment
    In peace eternally.
    Let there be peace on earth,
    And let it begin with me.


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