I sing for love of singing, For music, sweet and strong
That carries me from joy to joy, Amending every wrong—
To hear clear voices ringing Across the dawn of day
Makes purest gold, without alloy, My every waking way—
As day approaches evening, A lullaby, at last,
Gives night delight, believing As I do that in the vast—
Infinite—constellation Of voices in the night,
I will find deep communion With the song that sets me right—
I sing for love of singing, For in the choir’s heart
Is all the song of blessing That I longed for from the start.
It felt only right that as I am returning from a splendid trip that was filled with singing, I should honor it with such a recognition….
I love singing too, but rarely have the opportunity. Sing out!
You, too! I think singing’s one of those things we ought to *make* happen even if there’s no particular occasion for it. 🙂
OK, more singing in the shower. XD
aw i loved that! 🙂
Yay! Someone who appreciates a good boy choir is surely as much a lover of singing as I am. 😀
Very much so. 🙂
Oh, btw, did that conductor of the SF Boys Choir ring a bell?
Nope, turns out there *are* conductors in the world who don’t yet know each other. But it’s a pretty small number, so I don’t doubt they’ll cross paths eventually! 😀
ah well thanks for checking and I”m sure you’re right!
lovely! I wish I had a better voice but I sing anyway.
I’m so glad you sing anyway! I’m not much myself, especially since Spasmodic Dysphonia stole my vocal stamina and control, but I’m not planning to quit entirely either! There’s something remarkably happy and healing in the very act of attempting to sing, regardless of the perfection. Sing on!
Beautiful, Kathryn! Sing on, sing on! I want to come back as a singer (I mean, with the courage to be a public singer) the next time around. 🙂 XO ❤
Yes, wouldn’t that be great??? You and I can just sing in our own, less brazen, ways until then. 🙂
We must be kindred spirits! Your posts consistently strike a chord (pun not intended, but accepted) with me. A dedicated choir member, music is my favorite form of worship.
Excellent. I’ve not sung in a choir regularly for years, for various reasons, but never lost my love for them, so I’m happily privileged that I get to go to all kinds of rehearsals when my husband’s conducting! What a blessing music is.
Singing is good for the soul, whether you’re good at it or not! You’ve reminded me to sing in the shower more! Have you seen the movie As It Is In Heaven? I think you’d enjoy! They say its the best thing to come out of Sweden since Abba.
Having gotten home from Stockholm on Friday, I flattered myself that *I* was the best thing to come out of Sweden!! 😉 But I’ll have to look up the movie. 🙂 Meanwhile, we’ll both work on our shower operatics. 😀
Fabulous Kathryn! And I really love your illustration. I cant work out how you e done it! Its quite amazing 😊 x
I took a puffy-cloud-sky photo of mine, multiplied it in various directions digitally and then colored on it a bit. Actually a relatively easy one, in the end. I’m happy you liked it! 🙂
Very good! I love to sing too, but don’t have a voice for it.
It’s not about the voice but about the spirit, you know. As long as I don’t attempt to solo during an actual concert or something!! 😉