Standing At Bat

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1 Standing at bat as the teams look at me
Should I deliver what they want to see?
What will it mean when it's over and done?
Ump looks at me and shouts "Strike One!"

2 People from here say to fight for the "red"
People from there shout out "yellow" instead
Now as I wonder if anything's true
Ump looks at me and shouts "Strike Two!"

3 Why in the world should I fight for a team?
If we want peace, we must stand in between
If we want peace, then it's peace we must be
I look at Ump and I say "Strike Three"

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #92

Author: Secretary Michael

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First Line: Standing at bat as the teams look at me
Title: Standing At Bat
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross")
Copyright: Public Domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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