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"When We Love"

for SATB Chorus, a cappella
Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri


Available summer 2019.


In this composition, the beautiful words of Charles Anthony Silvestri describe how the simplest actions can have profound results. Elaine's delicate melodies unfold to rich harmonies, then soar to glorious heights—reminding us that “When we love, / Simply love, / Even as we are loved, / Our weary world can be transformed.”



The towering tree spreads his greening canopy
—A veil between the soil and sky—
Not in selfish vanity,
But the gentle thrush to shade and shelter.
So it is with love.


For when we love,
Simply love,
Even as we are loved,
Our weary world can be transformed.



The busy thrush builds her nest below
—A fortnight’s work to weave and set—
Not for herself alone,
But her tender brood to shield and cherish.
And so it is with love.



For when we love,
Simply love,
Even as we are loved,
Our weary world can be transformed
Into the Kingdom of God!