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If Worlds Were Formed By Matter

John F. Wilson

Key:
Eb/Cmin
Vocal Range:
Low
Pitch Range:
Bb3 - Eb5
Key:
F/Dmin
Vocal Range:
Medium
Pitch Range:
C4 - F5 (C3 - F4)
Key:
G/Emin
Vocal Range:
High
Pitch Range:
D4 - G5
Composer:
John F. Wilson
Lyricist:
Mary Baker Eddy
Publisher:
JFW
Instrumentation:
Keyboard/Vocal
Key:
Eb/Cmin
,
F/Dmin
,
G/Emin
Vocal Range:
High
,
Low
,
Medium
Vocal Pitch Range:
Bb3 - Eb5
,
C4 - F5 (C3 - F4)
,
D4 - G5
MP3 Duration:
01:52

This is a setting of a poem that appears in the preface to Miscellaneous Writings and is a concise statement of Mrs. Eddy's thoughts on time and evolution. The setting has a pentatonic flavour and modern harmonies, but the vocal line is clear and not difficult.

Lyrics

If Worlds Were Formed By Matter

Music by John F. Wilson

If worlds were formed by matter,
And mankind from the dust;
Till time shall end more timely,
There’s nothing here to trust.

Thenceforth to evolution’s
Geology, we say, —
Nothing have we gained therefrom,
And nothing have to pray:

My world has sprung from Spirit,
In everlasting day;
Whereof, I’ve more to glory,
Wherefore, have much to pay.

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