"Majority" is the first song in Ives's 114 Songs songbook.

At the beginning of the song, Ives notes that the song is "preferably for a unison chorus; it is almost impossible for a single voice to hold the part against the score."


by Charles Ives

The Masses! The Masses! The Masses have toiled,
Behold the works of the World!
The Masses are thinking,
Whence comes the thought of the World!
The Masses are singing,
Whence comes the Art of the World!
The Masses are yearning,
Whence comes the hope of the World.
The Masses are dreaming,
Whence comes the visions of God!
God's in His Heaven,
All will be well with the World!

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