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June 9th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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(belonging to any faith or interfaith or New Age)

And why?
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June 10th, 2012, 03:36 AM
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I have a favourite hymn though I don't know if any of you know it. It's essentially a Christian hymn though it could apply in other ways. The lyrics are:

When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold;
With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand,
For God and for valour he rode through the land.

No charger have I, and no sword by my side,
Yet still to adventure and battle I ride,
Though back into storyland giants have fled,
And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead.

Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
'Gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed;
And let me set free with the sword of my youth,
From the castle of darkness, the power of the truth.

I guess a lot of the theme of this lifetime for me has been courage. I have always been obsessed with knights, castles, dragons, the Dark Ages and medieval history. My first past life inkling was of a silver knight with piercing blue eyes who has stayed with me ever since. One of my first online aliases when I started on forums was Braveheart. And the whole spiritual warrior thing is really my thing, my purpose, I understand that now - A. Michael gave me a sword on the astral many years ago, and from the labyrinth meditation I did at the MBS event a few weeks ago, I now have another one also from the Lady of the Lake, and I feel it's brought my training as a spiritual warrior to completion. I guess that's why this hymn has always resonated. Not sure yet how my funeral will go someday since I'm Pagan/eclectic rather than Christian, but have Christian roots - but I do want this hymn to be sung.
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My favorite hymn...well there are three. One is pretty traditional everywhere and thats Amazing Grace. Why, just love the music to it even tho Im not longer Christian nor believe in Christianity it still lights up my soul to hear the tune.
The next is also a traditionally Christian tune, only a Christmas one, and thats O Holy Night. Again, the music fills me up and I love that.
The last is a traditional Mormon hymn and its just simple and sweet and although has obvious Christian tones it still has a message that works for any and all people and/or religions and its called Love One Another.

"As I have loved you...love one another. This new commandment love one another. By this shall men know...ye are my disciples. If ye have love...one to another"

Simple, huh? LOL

As for a favorite prayer...the one I wrote myself for myself and my kids.

"Blessed Lord and Lady...

Thank you for our great day and for each other.
Help us remember to be good and kind to those around us.
Please help those who need strength and light and love.
Help us make tomorrow better than today!

So Mote It Be."

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June 10th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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I love your prayer. Your post also reminded me about a Christian carol I love...Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Like yourself, I'm no longer Christian, but that carol still makes me well up and I absolutely cannot sing it because I dissolve into tears.
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Now I cant think of anything but Christmas songs! lol I will have to revisit this topic. But speaking of Christmas music and the mormon hymns, I have to say my favorite is I heard the bells on Christmas day. Its probably because when I was growing up we had a group of missionaries that would retreat to our house in between appointments, when they had down time, or to call their moms on their birthdays-a missionary no no. Anyway, they sang this song on Christmas morning (after they each talked to their moms) a capella in my house and it was such a beautiful moment. Whenever I hear it, it brings me back to that moment.

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”
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Amazing Grace is my favorite.
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