Composer: Natalie Sleeth (1975)
Published in 17 hymnals

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Composer: Natalie Sleeth

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Tune Information

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


Go Now in Peace

Go now in peace, go now in peace;
may the love of God surround you
everywhere, everywhere you may go.

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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 - 16 of 16)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #660

Chalice Hymnal #437

Hymnal: A Worship Book #429

Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #950

Moravian Book of Worship #822

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #317

Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #293

Sing With Me #231

Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #281

Songs for Life #79

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #672

The United Methodist Hymnal #665

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #146

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #782

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #964

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #363

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