Peace and Hope

Act 1 - 4 Peace and Hope - Full Score

Actions / Signs

Peace and Hope is an expressive song with a very simple repeating chorus which is sung, signed and played on the hand bells. The more complex verses require two groups of singers repeating phrases in turn and always with a slight overlap. The students will take longer to master these sections and so teaching should begin with the simpler chorus sections.

PEACE

Pinch thumb and forefingers, swiping hands to side

HOPE

Crossed fingers, both hands

FIRE

Rising hands, wiggling fingers

LOVE

Cross arms on chest

BELIEF

Hands held together in prayer

TRUST

Join fingertips with both hands

FAITH

Point to sky

PEACE

Pinch thumb and forefinger, swiping hand to side

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Hand Bell Sequence

The bell part is particularly accessible and follows the notes of the slow-moving chorus exactly. Standard coloured hand bells are used and are labelled on the music by their colour. Some students will be able to play this chorus on a glockenspiel or keyboard and these opportunities can be added before the end as marked on the score.

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Lyrics >>

(spoken..)

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

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Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
Calming, helping you to cope
Find some peace and you’ll find hope

Hope be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
Lifting spirits even higher
Find some hope and you’ll find fire

Fire be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
Searching, reaching up above
Find your fire and you’ll find love

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Love be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
Time to love is all too brief
Give some love, receive belief!

Belief be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
One more friend is still a must
Belief is nothing without trust

Trust be with you as you go
Like an everlasting friend
Strong, reliable and safe
Now you’re ready to find faith

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

(spoken..)

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

Peace and hope
Fire and love
Belief and trust
Faith and peace

PEACE

G

LIGHT BLUE

AND

A

DARK BLUE

HOPE

G

LIGHT BLUE

FIRE

E

YELLOW

AND

F

GREEN

LOVE

E

YELLOW

BELIEF

G

LIGHT BLUE

AND

A

DARK BLUE

TRUST

G and B

LIGHT BLUE / PURPLE

FAITH

E

YELLOW

AND

D

ORANGE

PEACE

C

RED