Unusual Music (7) Highland Cathedral

This song was written in 1982. As much as the world is trying to move into a more secular direction, it is nice to still see (proposed) national anthems addressed to our God, as this anthem is and to call one’s country a cathedral.

What makes this song  unusual  is that most of us probably never witnessed the live playing of the beautiful bagpipes. (In my town we can hear them at parades and the live sound is just magnificent)

Highland Cathedral (Lyrics)

Land of our fathers, we will always be
Faithful and loyal to our own country
In times of danger, we will set you free
Lead you to glory and to victory

Hail, Caledonia, to our ancient prayer
In this Highland Cathedral, let our standards, bear
Joining, together, with one dream to share
God bless the people of this land so fair

Chorus:

Gone is the past, let us start a new
Let this hope of peace, always remain
Spirit of Scotia, be strong and true
Then your children will smile again.

Rise, Caledonia, let your voices ring
In this Highland Cathedral of our God and King
Whom, joy and liberty, to all, will bring
Come; let your heart, with love and courage, sing

Chorus:

Lonely the exile, o’er distant seas,
The home of their birth, gone from their eyes.
Bring back their souls o’er the ocean breeze
To the land where their fathers lie.

Uploaded by  Photography in this video was taken by the uploader. Beautiful! Played by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

 

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