I just felt it better to reflect on the day privately with my family. Today when I was at church however, we sang a beautiful old song which touched my heart and struck me as especially poignant for today's 10th anniversary. So, I share with you the words of this hymn and a Youtube video which I thought was so beautiful although it was originally put out there in cyberspace for Independence Day. So enjoy "This Is My Song" and please pray for healing, forgiveness, and peace in our world.
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.
May truth and freedom come to every nation
May peace abound where strife has raged so long;
That each may seek to love and build together,
A world united, righting every wrong.
A world united in its love for freedom,
Proclaiming peace together in one song.
Until next time,