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    Sunrise Clouds

    Dona Nobis Pacem

    By Marianne Wright

    January 21, 2014

      Exquisite pairing....mozart and macdonald. thank you so much.

    • Myna Mason


    • HY

      Thank you so much for this music.

    The Plough Music Series is a regular selection of music intended to lift the heart to God. It is not a playlist of background music: each installment focuses on a single piece worth pausing to enjoy.

    “Dona nobis pacem.” “Give us peace.” Humankind has longed for peace throughout history, and – the world being what it is – many musical settings of this prayer have a solemn, sorrowing, or wistful quality. Not so Mozart’s C major Missa Solemnis, where the prayer is made in confidence and joy of fulfillment. It is the faith of Hebrews 11 – “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” – made audible. George MacDonald strikes the same tone in his Unspoken Sermons (Third Series):

    When a man is true, if he were in hell he could not be miserable. He is right with himself because right with Him from whence he came. To be right with God is to be right with the universe: one with the power, the love, the will of the mighty Father, the cherisher of joy, the Lord of laughter, whose are all glories, all hopes, who loves everything and hates nothing but selfishness.

    Recording by the Wiener Singverein & Berliner Philharmoniker.

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    Contributed By MarianneWright Marianne Wright

    Marianne Wright, a member of the Bruderhof, lives in southeastern New York with her husband and five children.

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