Thursday, June 19, 2014

Carry On

A friend of mine asked if I could do "Carry On" for this blog, so here we go! I've added the Goddess and made the language gender-inclusive. For the line "A palace..." in the second verse to fit the notes, you can't hold "-lace" over 2 note changes. Move on to the next syllables. Or more accurately, "Carry on!"

Firm as the mountains around us,
Stalwart and brave we stand
On the rock our parents planted
For us in this goodly land--
The rock of honor and virtue,
Of faith in the Goddess, God.
They raised their banner triumphant--
Over the desert sod.

And we hear the desert singing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Hills and vales and mountains ringing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Holding aloft our colors,
We march in the glorious dawn.
O youth of the noble birthright,
Carry on, carry on, carry on!

2. We'll build on the rock they planted
A palace to Queen and King.
Into its shining corridors,
Our songs of praise we'll bring,
For the heritage they left us,
Not of gold or of worldly wealth,
But a blessing everlasting
Of love and joy and health.

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