"This Is My Song" 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.
- 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.
- ^ a b A Song of Peace
- ^ A Song of Peace Art101.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02
- ^ 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.