Sunday, March 22, 2020

Wait and hope

"Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and
never forget that until the day when God shall deign to
reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in
these two words, -- `Wait and hope.' 

Your friend,

"Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo."

This is Finlandia sung by Cantus

Isn't it the most beautiful song....

1. 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 sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

2. 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, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.

3. This is my prayer, O Lord of all earth's kingdoms:
Thy kingdom come; on earth thy will be done.
Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him,
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.

Text: vv. 1-2 Lloyd Stone (1912-1993), v.3 Georgia Harkness (1939)
Tune: FINLANDIA 11 10. 11 10. 11 10, by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

I just spotted this on Facebook and thought I'd pass it on.
Thanks Tom Faller....old friend from Marinette :o)

Waiting and hoping with the whole world.


  1. It's hard, isn't it? My 19 yo son that lives at home is immunocompromised, but works for a company where he had to work through last Thursday. We had a friend of his staying with us for a few days but now we aren't sure for how long, given the questionable safety of travel. My over-80 dad is in a nursing home where I can't visit, and has dementia, is legally blind, and very hard of hearing, so I'm not sure what he understands. My over-80 mother lives in another state with her over-80 husband with diabetes and a cardiac condition. I could keep counting risks - but I also know so many other people have just as many. And then to see people scoffing at precautions... it makes my heart hurt. The beautiful hymn truly helped.

    1. Oh my, you do have a lot to worry about. Im glad this song brought comfort. It is so beautiful. I cried. Take care of yourself....the extra stress makes you less able to heal. I am breathing and have turned off twitter and most news. We will wait and hope together.

  2. Thank you Donna for sharing such a beautiful encouragement and hoping!

  3. I don't do social media, so miss out on some things like this. Thank you for sharing with us such a beautiful sounding message. God bless those with musical, writing and artistic talent as I find I am looking for beauty trying to find the positive and you are one who is providing it Donna. Lots of prayers and hope in our waiting. Coming here is a comfort. You and all in the QLCS are precious to me. love and prayers, jep

    1. You know what Jep, I do it for you.....Honest. I know you do not see what i put on instagram or facebook and I just really want to share with dear friend.
      Love you.

    2. Hi, jep! And Donna! I love your conversation, above ^^ ❤❤. Sending love across the miles.

  4. Anonymous11:55 PM

    Absolutely beautiful and moving.

    Debbie Z.

  5. I love Sibelius. This is wonderful. Thanks, Donna!

  6. We sing this hymn every year around the 4th of July to give some perspective to the 'murica folks. ;) But it's perfect for today. Thank you, Donna. Love you. Mean it.

    1. I'm glad you saw this....I knew you would know it. Love you mean it.


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