Composer: Natalie Sleeth (1975)
Published in 24 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Natalie Sleeth

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Title: GO NOW IN PEACE (Sleeth)
Composer: Natalie Sleeth (1975)
Meter: 8.8.9
Incipit: 55455 54515 15154
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc.


The beauty of GO NOW IN PEACE lies in its simplicity of melody and in the many possibilities of enhancing a performance with a variety of instruments. The hymn is a wonderful "little anthem" for a children's choir accompanied by elementary school instrumentalists. Use Orff instruments or try handbells for the repeated patterns. Sing altogether once, and on the repeat, sing this hymn as a three-part round; four parts are also possible if the round begins every two bars.

A respected author and composer of hymns, anthems, and rounds, Sleeth composed almost two hundred works for a variety of publishers from 1969 until her death. Educated at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, in 1952 she married Ronald E. Sleeth, a Methodist minister and homiletics professor; they resided in seminary communities in Nashville, Dallas, Evanston, and Denver. Sleeth published a devotional book, Adventures for the Soul (1987), which describes some of her compositions. She was the subject of the video Words and Music (1990). Some of her anthems were published as hymns in Songs for LiFE (1994).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

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Chalice Hymnal #437

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Las Voces del Camino #73


Lift Up Your Hearts #950

Moravian Book of Worship #822

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #317

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #293

RitualSong #226

Santo, Santo, Santo #722

Sing With Me #231

Singing Our Faith #281

Singing the Living Tradition #413

Songs for Life #79

The Book of Praise #622

The Covenant Hymnal #672


The United Methodist Hymnal #665

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #146

Together in Song #782

Voices Together #835

Voices United #964


With Heart and Voice #66

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #363

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