Thursday, June 25, 2009

Give Yourself to Love by Kate Wolf

Kind friends all gathered round: there's something I would say,
That what brings all together here has blessed us all today.
Love has made a circle that holds us all inside.
Where strangers are as family and loneliness can't hide.

You must give yourself to love if love is what you're after.
Open up your hearts to tears and laughter.
Give yourself to Love, give yourself to Love.

Walked these mountains in the rain, I've learned to love the wind.
Been up before the sunrise to watch the day begin.
I always knew I'd find you though I never did know how.
But like sunshine on a cloudy day you stand before me now.

Love is born in fire, it's planted like a seed.
Love can't give you everything but it gives you what you need.
Love comes when you are ready, Love comes when you're afraid.
It will be your greatest teacher, the best friend you have made.

Translation of the Latin text of Faure's Requiem (tr. Arnold vander Nat © 1999).

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra
gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of hosts.
The heavens and earth are filled
with thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

In paradisum deducant te angeli,
in tuo adventu
suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te
in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.

May the angels lead you into paradise,
may the martyrs receive you
in your coming,
and may they guide you
into the holy city, Jerusalem.
May the chorus of angels receive you
and with Lazarus once poor
may you have eternal rest.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you for a little while,
Please go on bravely with a gallant smile.
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all things the same.
Spend not your life in empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways:
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near.

by Helen S. Rice

Friday, June 19, 2009

Guest List

Bonnie Fisher
Dennis & Cheryl Correa
Gene Cook
Bill Cook
Alice Beabout
Bonnie Smith
Gene & Barbara Ames
Mary Dunn
Willy Weber
Arlene Bono
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Haney
Victori Evans (Victoria's Tender Care)
Amy Summers
Michael Page
Bett Damouny
Marian Komara
Jim & Rose McTiernan
Jane Mooneyham
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Schmeisser
Mary-Jane Stokes
Thelma Houston
Bonnie Cook
Barbara Godfrey
Zoellner family -Ted, Jen, Tommy, Benjamin, Adeline
Richard and Deborah Frohnerath
Renee Skop
Kurt & LInda Kane
Jamey Banks
Gordon DeLonay
Barry & Sandy Kothius
Sandy Pereboom
Shannon Pereboom
Chuck & Deneen Sinon
Tom & Joy Kosharek
Jack & Kathy Fike
Sylvia Intartaglin
Faye Shouse
Dora Bourguard
Betty Ashley
Lori Oliver
Anita Kzord
David & Teddi Treybig
Tammy Davis
Helen and Bob Wierenga
Julie Matthews
Kathi Bratnick
Barbara Bratnick
Ivan Veller
Eva Sizemore
Leddy Hammock
Levi Hammock
Don & Pat La Fontaine
Lisa Mackaness
Greg Olson
Clint & Sue Massey
Nathan Albright
David Bratnick
Roy & Mary Lou Young
Joe, Kathy, Eli, and Joshua Terry

With Respects to Wordsworth...

She lived among the untrodden ways
beside the springs of dove.
A soul whom many friends would praise
and many hearts would love.
A violet by a mossy stone
half-hidden from the eye.
Fair as a star when only one
is shining in the sky.
Though not well known
still we all knew when Lucy
cease'd to be.
She's free at last, and oh, the precious
blessing left for thee.

love from Leddy Hammock, Levi & Russ

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Give Yourself to Love"

At 41:15 you can see and hear Kate Wolf singing this song.


You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. can do ALL of those things


"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven."