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Finlandia (variation)

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Kern County, CA, 1937. Photo: Dorothea Lange

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 holy 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 clover leaf and pine.

But other lands have sunlight too and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine.

This is my song, thou God of all the nations; a song of peace for their land and for mine.

Words: Many variations exist.  This one is by Lloyd Stone.

Music: Jean Sibelius

This performance is by students from Kearsney College (high school level in U.S.) in South Africa.

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