Neil’s Universal Anthem

This is Neil Lock’s version of a universal anthem. I like the sentiments!

He’s even put it to music! You can hear that at the end! Unfortunately I could not download the score!


Peace and justice for ever!

An Anthem for Humanity

Words based on the 15th century carol “Alleluya: A new work is come on hand,” the set text for the BBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol Contest in 2016

[INTRODUCTION]
Sing loud and high,
Peace and justice for ever!

[VERSE 1]
A new day is come on hand,
New light and warmth from our sun,
To wake us up in every land,
Peace and justice, Peace and justice, Peace and justice,
Now we are free who once were bound,
Now we are free who once were bound,
We may well sing,
Peace and justice for ever!

[VERSE 2]
Now is fulfilled our destiny,
That all we humans must be free,
To make our home and garden,
Home and garden! Home and garden! Home and garden!
Sing we therefore both loud and high,
Sing we therefore both loud and high,
Sing loud and high,
Peace and justice for ever!

[VERSE 3]
Peace and justice, this sweet song,
From human nature it has sprung,
Now it’s our task to make it long,
Peace and justice! Peace and justice! Peace and justice!
Now joy and bliss be us among,
Now joy and bliss be us among,
Who thus can sing,
Peace and justice for ever!

2 thoughts on “Neil’s Universal Anthem

  1. Thanks for re-publishing this, Opher. I hope it inspires a few people. And shows that we human beings can go in a better direction – even if, sometimes, we disagree fundamentally about how to get there!

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