I Will Be That Peace


In the midst of violence and upheaval in our world, the words of Lao-Tzu, a Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th c. BC, ring true today.



If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.
Mark Hayes has crafted a compelling anthem that calls us to be the peace the world needs. After the beautifully melodic A section, he uses the word “peace” in twenty foreign languages juxtaposed against a counter melody that states emphatically, “Peace is not a dream. It can be achieved one person at a time.” After the return of the final, inspiring chorus, the piece ends with the quiet but heartfelt promise, “I will be that peace.” This anthem is perfect for school, community, and church choirs and is particularly appropriate for concerts and services about peace and justice.


Instrumentation:  piano, ac. guitar, el. bass, drums, percussion and synthesizer

Usage: General; Concert; Content; Unity and Peace Emphasis


Words and Music: Mark Hayes (based on a quote by Lao-Tzu)
Arranger: Mark Hayes



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