Sunday, May 27, 2007


This is the last hymn we sang at mass this morning. I don't know where I've been since I can't remember ever hearing it before. But when I googled it, I found that it is a very popular song especially among folksy singers like Peter, Paul and Mary (who changed God to "gods" in their version) and the Indigo Girls (whose sound I love but not often their message).

This Is My Song (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.


katie said...

what message don't you like?

Candlestring said...

I don't agree with what I perceive to be their socialist politics, but I will readily admit I am no expert on the Indigo Girls - I don't think we even own any of their albums. That was just a flip little aside I threw in there.