For Jim & Family: Let Your Heart Be Staid

From the crucible, Requiescat in pacem

My son Buster sang this piece, Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid), by Z. Randall Stroope, with the All State Mixed Choir a few years ago.

Somewhere far from nowhere, I grew both strong and tall…
Longing to become, but knowing not the path at all!
But the footprints of the winter melted to fields of spring;
One last embrace before I cross the threshold: To life we sing!

(Unfortunately, I can’t make an mp3 of that excellent recording, but this video is not too bad, and the words and melody are lovely.)

O stay your soul and leave my heart its song!
O stay your hand; the journey may be long!
And when we part, and sorrow can’t be sway’d….
Remember when, and let your heart be staid.

Omnia sol temperat,
Absens in remota.
Ama me fideliter,
Fidem mean noto.

Weave the dance and raise the chorus; grieve no more…
Through the strength of Orion, find refuge from the shore!
Let courage be your oar, let passion be your sail;
Wisdom and truth will guide your deep heart’s yearning, though all travail!

O stay your soul and leave my heart its song!
O stay your hand; the journey may be long!
And when we part, and sorrow can’t be sway’d…
Remember when, and let your heart be staid.

Omnia sol temperat,
Absens in remota.
Ama me fideliter,
Fidem mean noto.

Omnia sol temperat, (Ah ah ah ah ah ma)
And when we part, and sorrow can’t be sway’d…
Remember when…
Remember when…
And let your heart be staid… Be staid.

Translation from The Latin:
The sun warms everything,
even while I am far away.
Love me faithfully,
and know that I am faithful.

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  • Piano Girl

    Prayers for Jim, his family, and all who loved him. May a loving God grant them the strength that comes from being in His warm embrace at this time. Thanks for posting the beautiful music, as well.


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