Go Make a Difference

This is the first of several sending forth (Go! songs) and it is a good one to start with, Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek’s “Go Make a Difference”. (No52 AOV NG)  They are both famous (in the USA) Christian artists and I’ve heard this song as a rocker with massed voices belting it out to great effect.  It presses all the right recessional buttons – uplifting and with a message ringing in our ears as we leave.

The sheet music can be purchased for download at spiritandsong.

Very minor musical point – p160, second line, third verse, there is an unnecessary tie on the notes above “dif-f’rence”.

My backing is more latin than rock- it’s just felt right.  Steve’s more usual arrangement is in the You Tube video.

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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.

Verse 1

We are the salt of the earth,
called to let the people see
the love of God in 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.

Refrain

Verse 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.

Refrain

Verse 3

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

Refrain

Go make a diff’rence in the world.

Go make a diff’rence

In the world.

© Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek, 1997.

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3 Responses to Go Make a Difference

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  2. Harlan Elkins says:

    Is there anyway I can get a copy of your arrangement for my church? I love the latin sound. Thank you for your time and help. Harlan

    • admin says:

      I’m glad you like it, and wouldn’t it be great to hear a real Latin band belt it out in a church.

      I’m unable to get you a copy, for the simple reason that it all Band in a Box really. The style is called Choro 2 and is a Brazilian samba that plays the chords from the song I entered, along with a trumpet soloist. The melody is entered stepwise.

      I’ve gone back and listened to the CD of Angrisano’s version and it full of latin percussion, so I suspect I was lifting that idea from him.

      When I play it in church I just use guitar with capo 3.

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