Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Bit of Winter Peace


May we each remember one another often whether near or far as One Family.

A Song of Peace

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hope, my dreams, my holy shrine;
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hope and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine;
But other lands have sunlight, too, and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.

Tune is from: "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Words by Lloyd Stone (1912- ) There are many versions of this - yet today - the beginning of 2011 with the chaos and confusion all about, I liked this combination of words with the following music best for it's simplicity and peace - go here CLICK on SONG OF PEACE - the beautiful singing should download immediately.

Then I found two other pieces of music for peace in the envisioning of Divine Love, Creation and Reflection alone here and
here

The image is from a postcard found here

3 comments:

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

What a comforting thought, that somebody is address to God as Benefactor of all nations. This is peace and love at its best.

Connie L. Nash said...

Yes, I couldn't sleep last night until I found this reminder and comfort for my troubled soul.

Thank You for pointing out that phrase "God as Benefactor for all nations" -- May you have deep lasting peace during this troubled time.

Connie L. Nash said...

If you haven't yet heard this beautiful rendition of this Song of Peace here, please do so -- or ask me how if needed.