This Is My Song (1934 song)

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"This Is My Song"[1] is a 1934 hymn written by Lloyd Stone (1912-1993) using the Finlandia Hymn melody composed by Jean Sibelius. It often appears in hymnals with substituted and additional verses by Georgia Harkness (1891-1974).

It is sometimes called "A Song of Peace" which is taken from the second line of the song.[1][2]

Lyrics[edit]

This is my song, O 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 cloverleaf and pine;
but other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
and skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
a song of peace for their land and for mine.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b A Song of Peace
  2. ^ A Song of Peace Art101.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02
  3. ^ This arrangement was written by Kevin Olson, published by FJH, under the title "Be Still, My Soul" based on the piece originally written by Jean Sibelius.