“This Is My Song” (words by Lloyd Stone, to the tune of 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 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.
On this Memorial Day holiday I share a hymn I’ve sung many times in church. This is My Song is sung by different denominations to remind us of all we share with others. With all the tension and conflict in the world it’s so easy to forget that “other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.”
On this Memorial Day, we remember all who have sacrificed for our freedom in the United States, as well as those in other nations who have struggled for life and liberty. Who will you remember and honor this Memorial Day?