Sunday, April 16, 2017

What Language Shall I Borrow/ Stone Mountain

Today, thousands gathered at the top of Stone Mountain for the sunrise Easter service.  Yesterday, we climbed the mountain and saw the large cross placed there in preparation for this event.
Lots of folks get up there on the lift but you know we walked up!



Remember my post about white flowers? Why it was as if Stone Mountain had read my blog, look at the sandwort and the fringe trees that were blooming there! The diamorpha had the white flowers too!  From these photos, you would think we were the only ones there. WRONG! It was very crowded but we know how to get away from people and take our photos.

Two songs I am thinking about today, one from the Good Friday service that I attended and one from the sunrise service today. (Not the one at Stone Mountain, just at a church nearer to my home.)
The first song is "O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded" and one of the following verses is this:

What language shall I borrow
to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever,
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love to Thee




"Will The Circle Be Unbroken"  is an American song and I wonder if it is as well known in other countries as it is here? 
This is one of the verses:



You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice.
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?

These lyrics have stayed with me and I just wanted to share this with you.

Hope you all had a happy Easter.

(One more from the Good Friday service, "He Never Said a Mumbling Word".)


24 comments:

  1. Happy Easter! I watched a documentary on the Shroud of Turin this morning. That was my Easter observance. And oh yes, shared a chocolate Lindt Gold Bunny with My Rare One.

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    1. I find the Shroud of Turin to be a fascinating subject. Lucky you, to have such a documentary on your TV!
      And the Lindt Gold Bunny, you are good to share it!

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  2. Happy Easter! Isn't it funny how many places have a tradition of climbing up hills at Easter? Here, people walk up Winter Hill on Good Friday though I've only ever done it once. Love the cross at the top of yours - very striking. x

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    1. You can't really tell this but the cross was about 10 feet tall! It was striking, Richard got a shot of it with the sun behind it, I can only imagine what it would look like with the sun rising behind it. Maybe I will get there one day! :-)

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  3. I can see why those words stayed with you. They are pretty powerful. I feel walking was the right choice to make.You would miss out on all that natural beauty by not doing so. Plus you can't argue with all that good exercise and fresh air.

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    1. Glad you liked the words also and saw why I wanted to share them! The natural world is there for all to enjoy!

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  4. Attending a sunrise service on a mountain (or monadnock) would be lovely, maybe i can someday. Blessed Easter to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks, Mimi! Hope you had a lovely Easter also. x

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  5. It sounds like you had a moving experience. Since music was a part of it I know you were touched.

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    1. Ah, you know what I am like about music. It's funny to me, it surprises me when people don't pay any attention to what songs are being used. You know I do!!

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  6. I'm glad you had a Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you, John! I hope you had a happy Easter also!

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  7. Happy Easter Kay! I can imagine that going to the top of the mountain for the sunrise service would be really inspirational and moving. It's such a beautiful spot and thanks for the lovely pics!

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    1. I might even get to the sunrise service on top of the mountain myself one day. As it was, I was able to enjoy a quiet sunrise with the birds singing at the sunrise service that I attended! Hope you had a happy Easter!

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  8. Hard to believe but Easter is already gone! O.K. and I spent it going back and forth between my place and his, a bit like Christmas. Along with his mother, I attended the family service at the village church where O.K. and his Dad play in the orchestra. Some bits were rather touching, and I don't really mind that I don't know most of their songs (it is a Catholic church, while I grew up Protestant).
    I like the idea of a sunrise service on top of the mountain, it must be a great experience, both spiritually and physically.

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    1. They play in an orchestra? That is wonderful!
      I didn't say, but on Good Friday, I went to a service at the Lutheran Church (Protestant) and THEN, I went to one at the Monastery (Catholic)!
      I love seeing both sunrises and sunsets from our mountains!

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  9. Happy Easter, Kay....What a beautiful post. My family was all together at my daughter Alice's and the weather was perfect for us.

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    1. Thank you, Kristi!! I wonder what you think of the song that I found on YouTube for you, I have been singing it all week! :-)

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  10. Happy Easter to you and yours, Kay.

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    1. Happy Easter to you too, Dennis!
      I am sure you know these songs that I have mentioned here!

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  11. Lovely post.
    Glad your Easter was good.

    Ours was peaceful and quite restful.

    Enjoy these last days of April - the year seems to be passing by so quickly!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Peaceful and restful, that sounds perfect to me.
      Thank you, Jan, and all the best to you too.

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