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York. L.M.

An E minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2011.

Text from John Aikin, 1795.

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Description

Named for York, PA, where this tune was first sung in April, 2011. Work was sung at the 2011 New York City Composium. It was also performed by The Art Mob in their Winter, 2011 concerts. A more recent song, New York, borrows some material from this tune.

Text

While sounds of war are heard around,
And death and ruin strew the ground,
To Thee we look, on Thee we call,
The Parent and the Lord of all.

Great God! whose powerful hand can bind
The raging waves, the furious wind,
O bid the human tempest cease,
And hush the maddening world to peace.