A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9-11 Reflections

9-11 remembrances raise various issues. But for me the notion of how small and interdependent our world is especially poignant. Several years ago, the Indigo Girls, made famous the hymn O God of all the Nations, the tune is Finlandia. I thought I'd share the lyrics.

Finlandia

This is my song, Oh 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 hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes 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.
Oh hear my song, oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.

May truth and freedom come to every nation
May peace abound where strife has raged so long;
That each may seek to love and build together,
A world united, righting every wrong.
A world united in its love for freedom,
Proclaiming peace together in one song.

1 Comments:

At 5:42 PM , Blogger Jan said...

I love these lyrics. Thank you so much.

 

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