Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Love And Justice

LOVE AND JUSTICE   ©   K.Mazzella/Peer

an anthem written in celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage in Victoria, Australia, sung here at its inauguration by a 400 voice women’s choir

 

In an interview published HERE, author Mazella says she sought to speak for the millions of women who seek love and justice in their ordinary, daily lifes, and as they moved from hopelessness and disempowerment to increasing power in their daily lives, which improved the lives of everyone around them. 

Here are the words:    

The moon is hidden in the clouds
the fire light is dying
in the dark slum and street
men women children crying
no work today means no pay and no pay means we're starving
mother I'm with child again
I feel like I am dying
A pen, a pen your weapon be
my fine courageous women !
let's sign our names a thousand times for freedom that's hard winning
no more let fear and anger rule with heavy hand of violence
the moon is shining in the sky as we break the silence

chorus

Love and Justice be my flag
I'll live my truth what e're will be
I swear that I cannot rest till there's equality
Love and justice be my flag
I 'll live my truth what ever comes
so many rivers to cross till our journeys done

All who toil the weary earth
see beyond your measure!
women are real gold  for all of us to treasure
for every heroine that's named there are a thousand nameless
who live to make a better day with acts of love and justice!

Daughter, sister, mother, wife
when you rise so shall others
happiness will fall upon son, father, husband, brother
in home and in the market place
town and countryside
let our laughter spread its wealth, it's surely our birthright!

Oh ! I had the strangest dream
it came one starry midnight
Men and women all joined hands in peace and loving friendship
all broken hearts were mended
all broken bodies healed
River, mountain, rocks rejoiced
the bells of freedom peeled!

Music for choir may be dowloaded HERE

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