Perfect Kingdom

 

Perfect Kingdom


"Inspired by the Prayer of Peace, found in the Book of Common Prayer, I wrote this lamenting piece that longs for a perfect world that is not present in our current reality. Using ancient and modern language, I draw a picture of contrasting events that have continued to take place over history like "drawing swords, waging wars, and building walls." Using synth-base pop sounds, as well as strings and piano, I hoped to capture a sound that is both ancient and future, while performing haunting, yet comforting melodies that capture this tension that we live in today. The heart of the song is about imagining a perfect world and perfect kingdom where all people, all races, all economical levels, all enemies, all friends, and all family can be seen dancing together in beautiful harmony that portrays the heart of the Creator." (Will Retherford)

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Written by Will Retherford (ASCAP)
© 2019 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Awake Studios (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7130692.

VERSE 1
B
Eternal God, in your kingdom
      F#                                G#m
No gun is shot, no sword is drawn
       E
You give us rest
             F#
And we all dance

VERSE 2
B
Eternal God, in your kingdom
      F#                                    G#m
No race is mocked, no color is scorned
       E
You give us rest
             F#
And we all dance 

PRE CHORUS
                     F#                   G#m       E   
One day we’ll gather under a banner of peace
                    F#             G#m    E
Til then we’re longing and waiting  

CHORUS                                                      
      B                                    
To dance, dance, dance in a perfect world
F#
Dance, dance, dance in a perfect kingdom
G#m        E F#       
Peace for all, peace for all
                 B
Everybody dance

VERSE 3
Eternal God, in your kingdom
No walls are built, no lines are made
You give us breathe
And we all dance 

VERSE 3
Eternal God, in your kingdom
No war is waged, no child is slain
You give us breathe
And we all dance 

 
 

 

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