A wonderful caring friend read my last post and called immediately, concerned for my well-being. How lucky am I to have such a friend! So I thought I would dedicate this post to her and let her know my mood has swung back around as it always does.
My moods are greatly affected by music and “The Ode to Joy” always gets me going. I found a flash mob on youtube (follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbJcQYVtZMo) that soothed my soul and made my heart soar. The music of course is by Mr. Beethoven, but I discovered the lyrics were written by a man named Henry van Dyke in 1907, and it was first published in the Presbyterian Hymnal About the song he said:
These verses are simple expressions of common Christian feelings and desires in this present time—hymns of today that may be sung together by people who know the thought of the age, and are not afraid that any truth of science will destroy religion, or any revolution on earth overthrow the kingdom of heaven. Therefore this is a hymn of trust and joy and hope.
What else is there to say?