A Beauty Hides in Everyone

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1 A beauty hides in ev'ryone
Our challenge is to bring it out
No matter who or what they've done
They have a beauty, we've no doubt.

2 There's beauty in the jails
In liars with their tales
In cynics as they doubt
In bigots as they shout
Our challenge is to bring it out.

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #1

Author: Secretary Michael

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First Line: A beauty hides in ev'ryone
Title: A Beauty Hides in Everyone
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God")
Copyright: Public Domain



The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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