Sounds of Home – Imagine

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the July 7th edition of Sounds of Home!

Simple Gifts

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free
‘Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained, to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn, will be our delight, ’till by turning, turning, we come ’round right.


**Sounds of Home will be taking a break the week of July 14th.**
Programing will resume again July 21st.


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “found”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and email it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 20th.

Sounds of Home – Leap

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the June 30th edition of Sounds of Home!

Vossevangen

‘Tis Vossevangen that I will choose, and live among the hills of clover;
There all the boys wear their polished shoes, with little jacket buttons silvered over.
Be-ribboned girls dancing there are found, their braids are reaching almost to the ground;
Yes, it is true, when I tell you, ’tis beautiful in Vossevangen!

Upon the hillside are berries sweet, ‘mid hazel brush, oaks and birches;
The little goats leap with nimble feet, the river through the valley rushes.
The smell of earth and the sigh of trees, and songs of birds float upon the breeze.
Yes, it is true, when I tell you, ’tis beautiful in Vossevangen!

Along the water the willows grow; a fairy lives over yonder.
The summer days never seem to slow, for ev’ry hour is filled with wonder.
The waters murmur, the fairy sings; and from a thrush a bell-like greeting rings.
Yes, it is true, when I tell you, ’tis beautiful in Vossevangen!

Text: Carsen Hauch, composite translation
Music: N.P. Hillebrand


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “imagine”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Monday night, July 6th.


Sounds of Home will be taking a break the week of July 14th.
Programing will resume again July 21st.

Sounds of Home – Glass

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the June 23rd edition of Sounds of Home!

We Hike Over Dew-Freshened Hills

We hike over dew freshened hills, hills, hills,
Like emeralds they sparkle in the rills, rills, rills,
We banish ev’ry care, and with songs we fill the air
As we hike over dew freshened hills.

The song of the forest is strong, strong, strong,
It peals out like an organ loud and long, long, long,
And all our daily fretting we soon will be forgetting
As we join in the lilt of the song.

The old and the wise they may laugh, laugh, laugh,
So much of our knowledge is but chaff, chaff, chaff.
But who would then be singing to Spring, and praises bringing,
If we had their wisdom by half.

We happily hike hand in hand, hand, hand,
And go in search of youth’s eternal land, land, land.
The daily burdens lighten, a world we seek to brighten,
We wander in quest of that land.

Text: O. Thunmann, trans. by Marius Krog
Music: Swedish Folk Melody


One Little Word
(Unrequited Love through the Seasons)

by Henrik Strandskov
to the tune of En Sol På Fönsterrutan

The leaves lay thick and brittle,
October growing old;
How could one word – so little —
Such hurt and heartache hold?

When nights were cold and bitter,
I’d walk out in the snow;
The icy starts aglitter,
The only light I’d know.

I walked in springtime meadows,
A million flowers I passed,
But all I saw were shadows
Upon the blades of grass.

The summer birds above me
Sing sweetly all day long;
But, oh, if you still loved me,
I’d never need their song.


Water Lilies Glass Postcard — Photo by Mary Jensen
Butterfly Vase — Photo by Mary Jensen

Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “leap”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Monday night, June 29th.


The theme for July 7th is “imagine”
Deadline for submissions is Monday night, July 6th.

Sounds of Home – Yellow

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the June 16th edition of Sounds of Home!

I Am the Light of the World

Refrain:
“I am the light of the world! You people come and follow me!”
If you follow and love you’ll learn the mystery of what you were meant to do and be.

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone,
When the sages and the shepherds have found their way home,
the work of Christmas is begun: Refrain

To find the lost and lonely one, to heal the broken soul with love,
To feed the hungry children with warmth and good food,
To feel the earth below, the sky above! Refrain

To free the prisoner from all chains, to make the powerful care,
To rebuild the nations with strength of good will,
to see all God’s children everywhere! Refrain

To bring hope to every task you do, to dance at a baby’s new birth,
To make music in…. an old person’s heart,
and sing to the colors of the earth! Refrain

Music: Jim Strathdee
Text: Jim Strathdee, based on a poem by Howard Thurman


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “glass”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 21st.


The theme for June 30th is “leap”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 28th.

Sounds of Home – Wave

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the June 9th edition of Sounds of Home!

You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore vs. 1, 3
Tú has venido a la orilla

You have come down to the lakeshore seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy,
but only asking for me to follow.
Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name….
On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;
now with you, I will seek other seas.

You need my hands, my exhaustion, working love for the rest of the weary —
a love that’s willing to go on loving.
Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name….
On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;
now with you, I will seek other seas.

Text: Cesáreo Gabaráin; tr. Madeleine Forell Marshall
Music: Cesáreo Gabaráin


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “yellow”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 14th.


The theme for June 23rd is “glass”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 21st.

Sounds of Home — Pitch

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the June 2nd edition of Sounds of Home!

Threw It Out the Window

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating his Christmas pie.
He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum, and threw it out the window,
the window, the window he threw it out the window,
He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum, and threw it out the window!

Mary had a little lamb it’s fleece was white as snow,
and everywhere that Mary went, she threw it out the window,
the window, the window she threw it out the window,
and everywhere that Mary went, she threw it out the window!

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, a merry old soul was he;
he called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, and threw them out the window,
the window, the window he threw them out the window,
he called for his pipe and he called for his bowl, and threw them out the window!

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey,
when along came a spider and sat down beside her and threw it out the window,
the window, the window he threw it out the window,
and along came a spider and sat down beside her and threw it out the window!


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “wave”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 7th.


The theme for June 16th is “yellow”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 14th.

Sounds of Home – Souvenir

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the May 26th edition of Sounds of Home!

Bright is the Summer Day

Bright is the summer day, gayly we hike away
out to the woods and the meadows,
out from the noisy streets, out to a shady beach,
out where our fancy may take us.

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la–la–la

Fresh is the balmy breeze whispering in the trees;
birds on the branches are swinging.
Sudden and silver clear, rises a song of cheer,
that is the meadowlark singing.

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la–la–la

Music: Fr. Kuhlau, 1828; from the Light Opera “Elverhøj”
Text: Geo Kæstel, trans. by S.D. Rodholm


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “pitch”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 31st.


The theme for June 9th is “wave”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, June 7th.

Sounds of Home — Nest

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the May 19th edition of Sounds of Home!



My Shepherd, You Supply My Need

My Shepherd, you supply my need; most holy is your name.
In pastures fresh you make me feed, beside the living stream.
You bring my wand’ring spirit back when I forsake your ways,
and lead me, for your mercy’s sake, in paths of truth and grace.

The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days;
oh, may your house be my abode and all my work be praise.
Here would I find a settled rest, while others go and come;
no more a stranger or a guest, but like a child at home.

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: North American traditional
ELW #782; vs. 1,3

Mourning Dove Making a Nest

In preparing the nest the male collects the materials, brings to the female who places the material. The female lays flat, the male steps on her back and leaves the material. It is fun to watch. They are preparing for their second batch. ~ Diane


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “souvenir”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 24th.


The theme for June 2nd is “pitch”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 31st.

Sounds of Home — Spell

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the May 12th edition of Sounds of Home!


There’s No Grandma Just Like Mine

There’s no grandma just like mine
Anywhere, she is so fine.
You’ve not any? What a pity!
Yes, it is a pity!

Mine is sixty-six, they say.
I was six the other day;
So we two just fit together,
Very well together.

She tells stories while she knits;
One about a wicked witch,
One about a lovely princess,
Such a lovely princess.

Out of paper she cuts bears,
Horses, roosters, sheep and hares;
They can stand up on the table,
Right upon the table.

When I set them in a row,
And a little breath I blow,
Then they move like they were living,
Just like they were living.

Little songs she sings to me:
She can count to ninety-three;
She can knit such nice warm mittens,
Soft and woolly mittens.

There’s no Grandma just like mine
Anywhere. She is so fine.
You’ve not any? What a pity!
Yes, it is a pity.

Text: From the Norwegian, translated by S.D. Rodholm
Music: L. Nielsen


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “nest”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 17th.


The theme for May 26th is “souvenir”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 24th.

Sounds of Home – Æbleskiver

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the May 5th edition of Sounds of Home,
Celebrating Æbleskiver!

Æbleskiver Recipefrom the WD cookbook

4 eggs, 2 c. milk, 2 c. flour, 4 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 T. sugar

Separate eggs and beat whites until stiff. Into large bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add egg yolks and milk and mix well. Fold in beaten egg whites and bake in oil in aebleskiver pan on the stove top turning frequently until nicely browned and round and cooked in the middle.


Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “spell”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a few thoughts, an original writing, poem, music, radio drama, memory or story, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and send it to Molly, or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at tulkmo01@luther.edu for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 10th.


The theme for May 19th is “nest”
Deadline for submissions is Sunday night, May 17th.