Religion

(1920)

"Religion" is the 16th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. As Ives states, the text is a "Quotation from Dr. James T. Bixby's 'Modern Dogmatism' in his 'Essays'--'The New World,' etc. (Thos. Whittaker, N. Y.)".

Ives also notes that the song includes a quotation of "The Shining Shore" (by Geo. F. Root) in the second measure.

Religion
by James T. Bixby


There is no unbelief. And day by day and night by night, unconsciously, The heart lives by faith the lips deny; God knows the why.


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