Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independence

I kind of missed posting on the 4th, but late is better than never right? I had a great day spent with friends in 103º weather, including great food, cute babies, volleyball and Andy Griffith.

Sorry, no pictures, but I'll leave you with a video instead - it's not the best quality, but the words are great. It is from Liberty Day back in March, and I arranged the music for the piano, violins and cello.




When boyhood’s fire was in my blood I read of heroes valor,
For land and home who bravely stood, against the tyrants banner.
Then I prayed I yet might see our hearts in light ascend,
And our country long aslumbered be a great land once again.

And from that time, through wildest woe, that hope has shone a far light,
Nor could love's brightest summer glow outshine that solemn starlight;
It seemed to watch above my head in mountain, field and fen,
Hope's angel voice sang round my bed, A great land once again!

It whispered too, that freedom's ark and service high and holy,
Would be profaned by feelings dark and passions vain or lowly;
For freedom comes from God's right hand, and needs a Godly train;
And righteous men must wake our land to Liberty again!

A great land once again, A great land once again!
My country long aslumbered be A great land once again!

4 comments:

  1. Happy 4th to you - a little late but not never! ;)

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  2. A very late Happy fourth to you!! You did an awesome job composing the music this year for Liberty Day too. :)

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  3. Hi Tara! Just wanted to tell you that I awarded you a thingy-ma-jig! I love your blog! (okay, maybe that's obvious, why would I give you an award if I didn't) I should quit going on rabbit trails and just give you the link-y.
    http://thethoughtsofthemadelvishpoet.blogspot.com/2012/07/haha-ive-been-awarded.html
    :D

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  4. Thanks so much, gals!

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