Monday, May 30, 2011

A light that cannot fade

My grandma Billie Ann is in town, and we were in a whirlwind of preparation for Duncan's farewell party last night. There were multiple trips to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Costco, Giant, Wardell's, Assal (the Indian market), and Abiki (the Asian market). Not to mention, Anthropologie, J. Crew, and Sur la Table. Everything went off beautifully. our prayers for a sunny, rainless day were answered. The food was great. Everyone had fun. In the Devine/Hartt family, there is no such thing as a run of the mill backyard party. We had mu We listened to this cd while we were driving around:

You can listen to some of it here. I was in Women's Chorus when I was a freshman at BYU, so I got to be part of the recording! (I sung on tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14) One of those songs is called "Things That Never Die," and it is one of my favorites: 

The pure, the bright, the beautiful 

that stirred our hearts in youth, 

The impulses to wordless prayer, 
The dreams of love and truth; 
The longing after something's lost, 
The spirit's yearning cry, 
The striving after better hopes- 
These things can never die. 

The timid hand stretched forth to aid 
a brother in his need, 
A kindly word in grief's dark hour 
that proves a friend indeed ; 
The plea for mercy softly breathed 
when justice threatens nigh, 
The sorrow of a contrite heart- 
These things shall never die. 

Let nothing pass for every hand 
must find some work to do; 
Lose not a chance to waken love- 
Be firm, and just, and true; 
So shall a light that cannot fade 
beam on thee from on high. 
And angel voices say to thee---
These things shall never die.

I couldn't find a video of us singing, so this will have to do.

I hope you had a happy Sunday, and that you will have a lovely memorial day.

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