Let There Be Peace

Words, Melody & Arrangement: Christina Mimmocchi, 2015
Portuguese & Tetum Arrangement: Deb Jones, 2018

This song was written by a former member of the Solidarity Choir. She said: “I wanted to bring something to choir that week that was positive, uplifting and easy to learn. I think of it as a secular prayer – a longing for peace.”

English Lyrics

Let there be peace
Let there be peaceful times
And let peace surround us all
Yes in times like these
That bring us to our knees
Let there be peace.

Let there be joy
Let there be joyful times
And let joy surround us all
Yes in times like these
That bring us to our knees
Let there be joy.

Let there be calm
Let there be quiet times
And let calm surround us all
Yes in times like these
That bring us to our knees
Let there be calm.

Let there be songs
Let there be rousing times
And let songs surround us all
Yes in times like these
That bring us to our knees
Let there be songs.

Tetum Lyrics

Husik ne’ebá sai dame
Husik ne’ebá sai tempu hakmatek nian
No husik dame hale’u ita hotu
Sim iha tempu hanesan ne’e
Ne’ebé lori ita monu ba rai
Husik ne’ebá sai dame

Husik ne’ebá sai ksolok
Husik ne’ebá sai tempu alegre nian
No husik ksolok hale’u ita hotu
Sim iha tempu hanesan ne’e
Ne’ebé lori ita monu ba rai
Husik ne’ebá sai ksolok

Husik ne’ebá sai kalma
Husik ne’ebá sai tempu silénsiu nian
No husik kalma hale’u ita hotu
Sim iha tempu hanesan ne’e
Ne’ebé lori ita monu ba rai
Husik ne’ebá sai kalma

Husik ne’ebá sai kantiga
Husik ne’ebá sai tempu hafanun nian
No husik kantiga hale’u ita hotu
Sim iha tempu hanesan ne’e
Ne’ebé lori ita monu ba rai
Husik ne’ebá sai kantiga

Portuguese Lyrics

Que haja paz
Que hajam tempos de paz
Que esta paz nos possa envolver
Sim em tempos como estes
Que nos fazem ceder
Que haja paz

Que haja jubilo
E tempos felizes
Que este jubilo nos possa envolver
Sim em tempos como estes
Que nos fazem ceder
Que haja jubilo

Que haja calma
E tempos de brandura
Que esta calma nos possa envolver
Sim em tempos como estes
Que nos fazem ceder
Que haja calma

Que haja canto
E tempos de folia
E que o canto nos possa envolver
Sim em tempos como estes
Que nos fazem ceder
Que haja canto

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