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Go Make a Difference

This hymn of commissioning was written by American Roman Catholic contemporary-style music-leaders and composers Tom Tomaszek and Steve Angrisano, based on Matthew 5:13-16.

It was written for the final liturgy at the National Catholic Youth Conference in the USA in 1997 (ref), and published by Spirit & Song which was a division of OCP.

Although the text and message are appropriate for all age-groups, the music style and amount of repetition mean that the song is most likely to be appropriate with children and/or young teenagers.


It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Tomaszek and Angrisano. This has a 2/2 time signature. In the key of Dm, the first few notes are .A_ G FG A_ G F A G-F-D_ with accompanying chords Dm / Bb / C / Dm.




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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Go make a diff’rence.
We can make a diff’rence.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.
Go make a diff’rence.
We can make a diff’rence.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.

1 We are the salt of the earth, called to let the people see ...

2 We are the hands of Christ reaching out to those in need ...

3 So let your love shine on, let it shine for all to see.


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Refrain
Go make a diff’rence.
We can make a diff’rence.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.
Go make a diff’rence.
We can make a diff’rence.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.

1 We are the salt of the earth,
called to let the people see
the love of God for you and me.
We are the light of the world,
not to be hidden but be seen.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.

2 We are the hands of Christ
reaching out to those in need,
the face of God for all to see.
We are the spirit of hope;
we are the voice of peace.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.

3 So let your love shine on,
let it shine for all to see.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.
And the sprit of Christ
will be with us as we go.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.

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