Cast the first stone (Edewede Oriwoh)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-16)   CPDL #40811:      
Editor: Edewede Oriwoh (submitted 2016-08-16).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 196 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Staff and Sol-fa

General Information

Title: Cast the first stone
Composer: Edewede Oriwoh
Source: Some text from The Holy Bible (John 8:7, Matthew 5:3); Edewede Oriwoh

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 15th March 2016

Description: Lyrics contain excerpts of text from The Holy Bible, specifically from John 8:7 and Matthew 5:3

External websites: http://www.8notes.com/members/13237.asp

Original text and translations

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He who has no sin, cast the first stone!
He who has no guilt, point the guilty out;
blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of God.

If you are so holy, why is your neighbor starving?
Since you are so pious,
share in his suffering.

Since you are so holy
why won’t you do what Jesus did:
lay down your life for your neighbor?

See the mob is gathering!
Where is your Christianity?
As they light the matches,
where is your piety?
Alone he lies dying and all you do is cast your stone:
where in The Word is this righteous?