God! as with Silent Hearts

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 Sample for "God! as with Silent Hearts"

This is 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!


Please note that,
while the downloadable
versions at right
are in the key of 'D',
Sheelah sings this title
in the key of 'C'.

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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