This, Too, Shall Pass


for SATB Chorus and Piano accompaniment
Duration: 5:05 minutes

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“This, Too, Shall Pass” serves as a gentle reminder to make the most of the present moment while time courses through the joys and pains of life. 


English Text:

This, too, shall pass.
Time will go on.
As time goes on
Life will prevail.

When the halls are empty
and the canvas is bare;
When the clay is unformed
and no one is there;
This, too, shall pass.
Time will go on.

We will strive
When plague is upon us
and death is in the air.
We will strive
When joy is more difficult
than sadness and despair…

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This, Too, Shall Pass – recording 1:
Philip Brunelle, conductor
May 12, 2023 at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota


This, Too, Shall Pass – recording 2:
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
April 1, 2022 



 Perusal Score




 Performance Videos





First Unitarian Church of Portland Chancel Choir
DeReau K. Farrar, conductor
This, Too, Shall Pass begins at 20:17



 Practice Tracks