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CoverThere Has to Be a Song [level: Easy]
Andrea Ramsey: Bio and other works | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 963 | duration: 3:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The text comes to spirited life as this gospel style setting lauds the value of a song to improve the quality of our lives. This is a song that needs to be sung! Also available for SATB.

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CLICK HERE: Read the text
There are too many dark nights,
too many troublesome days,
too many wearisome miles,

There has to be a song—
To make our burdens bearable,
To make our hopes believable,
To transform our successes into praise,
To release the chains of past defeats,

Somewhere—down deep
in a forgotten corner of each man’s heart—
There has to be a song—

Like a cool, clear drink of water,
Like the gentle warmth of sunshine,
Like the tender love of a child,
There has to be a song.

by Bob Benson

Lawrence Children's Choir, Carolyn Welch, conductor [© all rights reserved]
recording available on promo CD for $2.00: Add to Cart

TB Version: performed by the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara Men's Choir

SA Version: Kansas City Allegro Community Choirs - Allegro Con Brio, Allegro Con Moto, Vivo Allegro and Poco Allegro. Christy Elsner, conductor
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