Once Again (Social Reform)

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The issue of gun violence haunts our society. The text asks if there are ways to stop mass killings, “once again.” The song calls for meaningful legislation.

Image:  A sign indicating a church does not want guns brought into the building.

Price:  $5.00 (USD)

Music and Score Samples:

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Biblical source:  Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 2:4

Tune name: SANDY HOOK

Alternate tune:  ST. CATHERINE


Hymn content:  5 verses

Hymn arrangement:  SATB, organ or piano

Sample text:  Verses 1-4 (C minor),  Verse 5 in C major)

Verse 1 (Gun-related mass killings keep occurring)
Our hearts are broken, once again.
Dark death has spoken, once again.
Our laws are tokens, once again.
Why don’t we say, never again?

Verse 5 (Put ultimate trust in God)
Words lie in dust; shout once again!
Lobbies disgust; fight once again!
In God we trust; Yes, once again!
With healing love, triumph again!

Key words:  Gun violence, legislation, social justice, courage, hope, Isaiah, Psalms

Collection(s):  Social Justice

©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler. Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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