Keep Us Whole

Poet/Lyricist: 

Linda Kachelmeier

Commissioned by: 

Village Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in celebration of their 40th anniversary

Premiere: 

Village Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TTBB premiere by Cantus
Item Voicing Media Price
LK008-03 SSA (unison or SATB) with piano
$1.75
LK008-03B TBB and piano $1.75
LK008-04 TTBB a cappella $1.75
LKD008-03
digital download
SSA (unison or SATB) and piano $1.75
LKD008-03B
digital download
TBB and piano $1.75
LKD008-04
digital download
TTBB a cappella $1.75

Text:

Keep Us Whole

If you're cold on the corner, afraid and alone,
if your view is all darkness and your heart is a stone:
Let there be hope, let there be love,
let there be peace among your people.
Let there be light within our darkness,
let there be faith to keep us whole.

If you're searching for shelter, if you hunger within,
you don't need to keep wand'ring you could just enter in
where there is hope, where there is love,
where there is peace among your people.
Where there is light within our darkness,
where there is faith to keep us whole.

If we just make a living but we forget to live,
open our eyes and our hearts to receive all you give.
Let there be hope...

If we live in this moment we're never alone.
If we give with our hearts they will not turn to stone.
We will be hope, we will be love,
we will spread peace among your people.
We will shed light within the darkness,
we will have faith to keep us whole.