Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Oh Canada, God's Love is Here!

It’s just past Canada Day, 2013. I awoke this morning thinking of a hymn text I’d written for a national competition some years ago: “Oh Canada, God’s Love is Here!” Those who have travelled or lived across Canada will be able to identify with the scenes outlined in it. This hymn was never meant to be sung in its entirety at any one time. Its intention and effect would be deadened. Parts of it have been featured on national bulletins and have been used in worship services.

Verses that relate to the area of Canada in which it was sung and those which relate to stewardship are to be used at the time of singing.

The tune for the verses is that of Great Is Thy Faithfulness, sung a little faster than it’s played on this site: The tune of the chorus is different; the music for that is indicated at the bottom of the page. It received only an honourable mention but I’d still like to share it, instead of leaving it in a manuscripts drawer. A belated Happy Canada Day to you.