God! as with Silent Hearts

for Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Anzac Day, and similar occasions

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Fred Kaan
Tune Name: CRAIGELLACHIE

Lyrics as Poetry

God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind
how hate and war diminish humankind,
we pause — and seek in worship to increase
our knowledge of the things that make for peace.Hallow our will as humbly we recall
the lives of those who gave and give their all.
We thank you, God, for women, children, men
who seek to serve in love, today as then.Give us deep faith to comfort those who mourn,
high hope to share with all the newly born,
strong love in our pursuit of human worth:
‘lest we forget’ the future of this earth.So, Prince of Peace, disarm our trust in power,
teach us to coax the plant of peace to flower.
May we, im-passioned by your living Word,
remember forward to a world restored.


Words by
Fred KaanCopyright © 1997 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and CanadaCopyright © 1997 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

                                                 Audio and Video Sample Recordings


AUDIO SAMPLE
Click on the "Play" arrow above to hear all four verses of the hymn sung by SHEELAH MEGILL. Sheelah was the featured vocalist and song leader on the amazing 2001 Cross-Canada "Wind of Change Tour". Fred and Anthea Kaan, Sheelah, Christina and I travelled together by surface for 52 consecutive days. During that time, we presented 49 concerts from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island!  RK

PLEASE NOTE:
While the downloadable versions at right are in the key of 'D', Sheelah sings this title in the key of 'C'.


VIDEO
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Scripture References

  • Psalm 23
  • Psalm 33:20-22
  • Psalm 34:18
  • Psalm 82:3-4
  • Psalm 147:3
  • John 13:34
  • John 14:27
  • John 15:12-13
  • Romans 13:18

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Anzac Day (NZ)
  • Conflict
  • Death, Dying
  • Future
  • Mourn, Mourning
  • National Occasions∶ Australia
  • National Occasions∶ Canada
  • National Occasions∶ New Zealand
  • National Occasions∶ United Kingdom
  • National Occasions∶ United States
  • Peace
  • Remembrance Day (Canada, Australia)
  • Remembrance Sunday (UK)
  • Veterans Day (U.S.)
  • War
  • Word

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