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Canadian national anthem O' Canada! is a religious song found in Celebration church hymnals
Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | Réne Girard

Posted on 02/28/2010 2:48:34 PM PST by RGirard

With the 2010 Olympics in full swing in Vancouver, BC, Canadians are winning gold medals and their national anthem, O' Canada!, is being played for all the world to hear - but how many people realize that it is a religious song which can be found in church hymnals?

"The Celebration Hymnal, Songs and Hymns for Worship" contains a section entitled "Special Times and Seasons." Within that section is Hymn #806, O Canada!, under the sub-section "God and Country." Our national anthem is also found there ...

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TOPICS: Government; Music/Entertainment; Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: canada; nationalanthem; olympics

1 posted on 02/28/2010 2:48:34 PM PST by RGirard
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To: RGirard

Ask me if I care?


2 posted on 02/28/2010 3:09:42 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RGirard; Venturer

I thought the anthem was named after the old Duz laundry detergent: O Can of Duz.


3 posted on 02/28/2010 3:19:11 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

I always thought it was kind of hokey, but I could care less where they took the tune from.


4 posted on 02/28/2010 3:42:48 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RGirard

I think it’s a beautiful anthem.


5 posted on 02/28/2010 3:44:50 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Venturer

“...but I could care less where they took the tune from.”

You reminded me that each year just before Veterans’ Day I ask our pastor to have one of the four hymns sung be “This Is My Song.”

The hymn’s other name is “Finlandia” which, I believe, is the National Anthem of Finland and was written by Jean Sebilius.

The melody and lyrics are absolutely beautiful and remind me of what our Nation means to me. It might be somewhere on You Tube... give a listen to something beautiful.


6 posted on 02/28/2010 4:25:32 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: Joe Marine 76

I just checked: it’s on You Tube. And make the Jean Sibelius


7 posted on 02/28/2010 4:28:36 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: Joe Marine 76

I prefer God bless America, and the Battle Hymn, and I’m a Canadian. Have had the pleasure to hear both of them just once sung by the choir.


8 posted on 02/28/2010 4:48:43 PM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: BenKenobi

I like God Bless America and The Battle Hymn of the Republic as well.

But there is a peace that I find at least once a year with “This Is My Song” being sung at a Sunday Service around Veterans’ Day... I don’t know why.


9 posted on 02/28/2010 8:19:32 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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