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.

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