• Duration: 2 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB unaccompanied
  • Published by: Hawes Music

Peace Beyond Thought asks the listener to dwell on ‘all that is pure’.  For this reason the music develops from simple unison singing through to rich and warm harmonic textures, with restrained dynamics throughout.  Towards the end of the work the most important word is ‘console’ and choirs should feel the phrases moving towards the final D major chord which is intended to bring resolution and comfort.

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All that is pure,
And for beauty adored:
On these things
In your heart
All goodness
And truth,
And that peace
Beyond thought
Shall console you.

Words: Andrew Hawes (1954 –   ) based on Philippians 4