Monday, July 9, 2018

Same, But Different!

There's something I'll be discussing today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It has to do with the music I shared with you, yesterday. 

If you read LwL's entry from yesterday, then you'll realize that the music we sung was American, even though we were Canadian.

This truly touched my heart.


In the past, I mentioned that when I was a child, even though I was Canadian, my parents moved us to Detroit, Michigan, USA.  We lived there for four (4) years.

Knowing I began school there, I learned much for USA.  Including the music for My Country, 'Tis of Thee.

However, when we moved back to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I was confused regarding that music.

Why?  Because even though the lyrics I needed to sing were different, the music was the same!

It made it difficult for me to sing what I needed to sing in Canada, at first.  As time went on, I was able to learn the new lyrics.  However, at first, whenever I heard the music, I began singing the wrong lyrics.  :(  :)

If you listened to the music yesterday, then you will know sound of the music.

Here is a link to the music sung here in Canada when I was a child, that was entitled Royal Anthem of Canada - "God Save The Queen"

If you clicked on the link, and listened to the music, you'll be aware that the music was the same as what was discussed, yesterday.

Royal Anthem of Canada - God Save The Queen

“God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.
(the 1st verse was sung; the rest was sometimes sung, but not daily at school)
O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter thine enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save The Queen.”
Isn't it amazing how the music was the same, yet the lyrics were different? 

Isn't it amazing that both lyrics actually refer to God?  To me, it is wonderful!

Thinking of how in both countries, we sung music that referred to God, made me think of Psalm 138:5, "Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.".

Amen!  Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord!

For living and attending school in USA and Canada, I had to sing, as I mentioned.  But, I learned how to read and spell in USA.  Then later, while living and attending school in Canada, I had to learn to read differently and spell differently.

It was wonderful that God helped me, as a child. 

Every time I think of it, I thank Him.  For He truly loved me, and was good to me.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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