Barbara Ulman

Contemporary Classical Music
 
 

Prayer for This House

SM-000168894
Alternative title
Prayer for This House
Composer
Barbara Ulman
Lyricist
Louis Untermeyer
Publisher
Barbara Ulman
Genre
Classical / Choral music
Instrumentation
Piano, Organ, Mixed choir
Scored for
Accompanying piano, Choir
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
E minor
Duration
2'39"
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
1978

Description
For SATB chorus and piano or organ

A hymn in the style of Bach, with each verse slightly different. Organ version preferable if that instrument is available.

The poem is non-denominational and acceptable to people of any religion (or none.)


PRAYER FOR THIS HOUSE
by Louis Untermeyer

May nothing evil cross this door,
And may ill-fortune never pry
About these windows.
May the roar and the rain go by.

By faith made strong, the rafters will
Withstand the batt'ring of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill,
Will keep you warm.

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
Touching our lips with holy wine,
Till ev'ry casual corner blooms
Into a shrine.

With laughter drown the raucous shout,
And though these shelt'ring walls are thin,
May they be strong to keep hate out,
And hold love in.

Upload date: 31 Jul 2012
Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
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