I enjoyed singing the hymn "This Is My Song" at Mayflower Congregational yesterday. The words were written in 1934 by Lloyd Stone. It is sung to one of the world's great melodies - "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius.
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.