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The Day Thou Gavest

May 2, 2012

As I prepare to sing at a friends memorial for her father I am reminded of one of my favorite hymns I sang as a child – ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord, Has Ended’

I may not follow a religion as such but I can still appreciate the beautiful hymns sung by church choirs or songs usually reserved for church services. Regardless of my beliefs, I do feel it’s a shame that within our public schools children are no longer allowed to learn songs that are hundreds of years old because they refer to a God or Lord. Maybe we should replace these words with friend, family, mother nature … anything (!), so that we can re-introduce these amazing compositions back into our children’s lives.

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