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Composer Morawetz, Oskar (1917 - 2007)
Title Keep Us Free
Category for mixed chorus and orchestra - Canadian Patriotic
Instrumentation 2.picc.3.3.2.cbsn./4.3.3.1./timp.2perc.gr cassa.hrp./sts;Written for the visit of then Princess Elizabeth to Canada in 1950. Text by E.J. Pratt:;>The cause of freedom once again is calling from the heights to save the precious heritage of hard won human rights. O hear us, Almighty God, and keep us free! This is our land, and this our sea, we came to breathe its air; Upon our lips we have one plea, and in our hearts one prayer: O hear us, Almighty God, and keep us free! Should terror darken every thought and govern every deed, What value should be left in life when tryrants only lead? O hear us, Almighty God! We heard the last deep roll of drums; Their echo still survives, so does the toll of bells for those who gave for us their lives, who gave their lives. Almighty God! while we are free, how should we give our thinks to Thee? On guard by day and night, well pledge our faith in right, and stand for every strong against all human wrong. We praise Thee for helping us! We praise Thee for saving us! For saving our land of justice, freedom and hope! O Canada stand ever for truth and right! O Canada our home! (What's this?)
Publisher Warner/Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
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