Give Us Peace, from "Mosaic"

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Paul Ely Smith
c.2008

Story

This is a six-part canon, which basically means that any part can be sung with any other part. In this recording, the parts trickle in and all six aren’t going until the end. “Dona nobis pacem” is a prayer in Latin that means “Give us peace.” “Om shanti” is an ancient Hindu and Buddhist mantra. “Om” is a sacred syllable and “shanti” means “peace.”

Lyrics

Dona nobis pacem

Give us peace

Om shanti shanti

Om shanti om

In our hearts, our homes, our world

In our hearts, our homes, our world