William McClelland








Good Speaking—A Benediction Song

for Mixed Chorus (S.A.T.B) a cappella


Since our time for sharing's finished and our meeting now is done,
Take yourself a thoughtful moment each to every one.
Though our gath'ring in is ended and the time has come to part,
Keep our being here together close within your heart.

Build a feeling warm within you, let it shine forth from your eye.
Live full with what is in you, leave your best as you pass by.
There is nothing but what is in us. What we are is all our gift.
Share yourself with joy and sadness ere no one is left.

Poem by Bill Meikle
Length: ca. 5'00"

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