Ode to peace (Dudley Buck)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-07)  CPDL #62304:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2021-01-07).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 209 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ode to peace
Composer: Dudley Buck
Lyricist: Dudley Buck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:
Description: Composed for the "World's Musical Jubilee" of 1872. Source J. Curwen and Sons Ltd Edition.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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O Peace! on thine upsoaring pinion,
Thro' the world onward flight taking,
Teach the nations their turmoil forsaking,
To seek thine eternal dominion.

From the Infinite Father descending,
O come with thine influence tender;
And show us how duly to render,
To Him our glad praise never ending,
O Music! thy source too is holy,
Thro' thy power ev'ry heart now uniting,
Why thy magic each true soul delighting,
Blessed bond 'twixt the high and the lowly,
Thro' thee, the great Father adoring.

Thy language is known to each nation,
Thro' thee, the vast Hymn of Creation,
From tongues without number outpouring,
O Music! O Peace!

Happy blending of voices and hearts,
Of voices and hearts in sweet lays,
In union, to God's holy praise,
Ever thus your pure influence lending.

Jehovah! thou Sov'reign of nations!
Sweet Peace to our land thou hast granted,
Be praises eternally chanted,
In Music forevermore!
Aye! forever more,
In Music forevermore.