LET THERE BE PEACE

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me:

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our father, brothers all are we,

Let me walk with my brothers, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let thisbe the moment now:

With every breath I take, let this be my solemn vow.

To take each moment, and live each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

One summer evening in 1955, a group of 180 teenagers of all races and religions, meeting at a workshop high in the California mountains locked arms and formed a circle and sang a song of peace.  They felt that singing the song, with its basic simple sentiment “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me” helped create a climate for world peace and understanding.

 

When they came down from the mountain, these inspired young people brought the song with them and started sharing it.  And, as though on wings “Let There Be Peace On Earth” began an amazing journey around the world.

 

“Let There Be Peace On Earth” is a mainstay of Männerchor Liederkranz.  Each time we sing it, it is gift to you hoping that you will find the peace that was meant for you.

Norbert Lemermeyer