Nothing Short of Grace

Poet/Lyricist: 

Joan Szymko

Composed to be accessible to singers of varying skills for a women’s choral festival finale, “Nothing Short of Grace” is appropriate for any occasion that features reflection on those challenges requiring inner fortitude. The work was inspired by the #MeToo movement and is a part of Szymko’s DARE TO BE POWERFUL choral series; moderate to advanced choral works that are passionate expressions of women’s worth, power and potential.  To preview, see youtube imbed below.

Level: 

Mod-Easy
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-085 SSA, piano 3:30 $2.65 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/audio_samples/JS-085_Nothing%20Short%20of%20Grace.mp3
JS-085D
PDF download
SSA $1.75

Audio Credits: 

Carthage Women's Ensemble, Dr. Peter Denee, conductor
Text

Nothing Short of Grace

Joan Szymko

To take one step takes courage.                            

To take one step takes heart.

It takes heart.

But to keep going, never knowing

what may lie ahead.

To choose the unknown and

look fear in the face:

That is nothing short of grace.

To take one step takes courage.                            

To take one step takes heart.

It takes heart.

Sister, keep going, 

though you may not know what lies ahead.

Choose the unknown and

look fear in the face:

That is nothing short of grace.

 

Video

Nothing Short of Grace