International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 'The Grace Of God'

'They will never grow old, they will live in my soul
There but for the grace of God, go you and I'

This is a charitable worldwide digital release of the song ĎThe Grace Of Godí commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the 27th January 2019, the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, all victims of Nazi persecution and all the people who have been murdered in subsequent genocides.

Dedicated to the memory of Czeseawa Kwoka (15 August 1928 Ė 12 March 1943).

A video has been produced using the song 'The Grace Of God' as the soundtrack. The track has been digitally released worldwide in all major digital outlets and the video available on YouTube. All proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to raise awareness of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Consent is given for the song to be used in any way for the song to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day e.g. a resource for use in schools as background music for any event, concert, play or for museums to use accompany exhibitions/talks etc. Alternatively you may want to record your own version of the song using solo singers, a choir or an orchestra. Lyrics to the song are listed below and a lead sheet showing the melody line, chords and English lyrics used in the song is also freely downloadable for use by singers or choirs. Permission is also granted for anyone to translate the lyrics into the language of their choice to perform or record the song.

'The Grace Of God' YouTube Video
Performed by Simon Schofield and the Sapphire Blue Choir

'The Grace Of God' Audio Only

Lyrics

Sometimes bad things, happen to good people
Sometimes life brings, events that are so painful
This selfish world must learn to care, thereís so much love we can share

They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
See the world through my eyes and you realize
There but for the grace of God, go you and I

In the wrong place at the wrong time, life becomes so precious
How can we understand, the hand that fate deals us
With so many live lost, you canít begin to count the cost

They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
See the world through my eyes and you realize
There but for the grace of God, go you and I

We must learn to care for each other, you are my sister you are my brother
Although we canít change what has past, value every day as if itís your last

They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
See the world through my eyes and you realize
There but for the grace of God, go you and I
There but for the grace of God
There but for the grace of God
There but for the grace of God
There but for the grace of God

Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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History Of The Song

The song 'The Grace Of God' was originally commissioned in the UK by the Greater Manchester branch of the charity SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Air-Force Association). SSAFA are the charity that provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families. They have been helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need since 1885.

This version is sung by Simon Schofield and the 'Sapphire Blue' choir. The choir were founded by Christina V Howard the SSAFA Greater Manchester PR with members of the choir consisting of the families of serving and ex-service members of HM Forces and veterans.

Special Thanks

  • The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
  • The Wiener Library
  • www.auschwitz.org
  • www.discovercracow.com
  • US Holocaust Encyclopedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Pixabay
  • SSAFA Greater Manchester
  • Christina Howard
  • Simon Schofield
  • The Sapphire Blue Choir
  • Sheila Gott
  • Phil Reynolds
  • Phil Dennett
  • Esher Studios
  • Hop Pole Studios
  • Paul Cummins
  • The Chester Songwriters
  • Tameside Centre for the Performing Arts
  • The Photographers from Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay