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Thread #51254   Message #780008
Posted By: Burke
09-Sep-02 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
I don't know what Bush & Pataki will say at the official commerative event. If the cheezy stuff for sale at the NY tourist site is an indication, I've very scared.

OTOH, as will many others in New York State, I will be attending a service at my church that evening. It will a memorial type service, not a patriotic one. Here's the anthem the choir may be singing to the tune of Finlandia:

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 holy shrine:
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

This is my prayer, O Lord of all earth's kingdoms,
thy kingdom come, on earth, thy will be done;
let peaced be lifted up 'til all embrace it,
and hearts united, learn to live as one:
O hear my prayer, thou God of all the nations,
myself I give thee -- let thy will be done.
(our anthem seems to be a pastice from several sources, I can't find our 2nd verse online) Here's one online source.