“Some of the hymns they both used, but you could hardly tell they were the same. It fascinated me. I soaked up both traditions.”
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
“One in particular was called 'Queen of the Waves' and this was a hymn traditionally sung by French fishermen during storms.”
Sister Pauline Troncale
“Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!”
Contributed by: Randi
“See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices...”
“Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.”
“I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church.”
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