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!