This is my song (1934 song)

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"This is my song"
TextLloyd Stone and Georgia Harkness
Based onMatthew 6:9-13
Melody"Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius

"A Song of Peace: A Patriotic Song",[1][2] also known by its incipit, "This is my song",[3] is a poem written by Lloyd Stone (1912–1993). Lloyd Stone's words were set to the Finlandia hymn melody composed by Jean Sibelius in an a cappella arrangement by Ira B. Wilson that was published by the Lorenz Publishing Company in 1934.

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It often appears in hymnals with substituted and additional verses by Georgia Harkness (1891–1974).[3]

Joan Baez has performed Finlandia at her concerts, with lyrics credited to her[4] based on the text of This is my song by Lloyd Stone. She also featured Finlandia Hymn on her 2005 live album Bowery Songs and a live performance of the song by Baez also appeared on the album Mitä vapaus on, a compilation of protest songs by various artists, released by Amnesty.[5]


  1. ^ Daw Jr, Carl P. (25 May 2016). Glory to God: A Companion. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press. pp. 344–5. ISBN 978-1-61164-652-8.
  2. ^ A Song of Peace performed by the group Harmonious Combustion.
  3. ^ a b A Song of Peace
  4. ^ "Joan Baez - Finlandia". IDOL. 2008-12-01. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Finlandia · Joan Baez Bowery Songs (Live) ℗ Joan Baez
  5. ^ Mitä Vapaus On at Discogs

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