Saturday, October 21, 2006

A View From Utah's Mountains...

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
-- Albert Camus

High on the Mountain Top
High on the mountain top a banner is unfurled.
Ye nations all look up; it waves to all the world.
In Deseret's sweet, peaceful land,
On Zion's mount behold it stand!

Joel H. Johnson wrote the text of this song somewhere between the years of 1862 and 1882, in part to welcome the world to Utah.

The music was composed by Ebenzer Beesley, 1840-1906, who was one of the first directors of the Tabernacle Choir and lived in the now very old Beesley home which was the view from my condo window for almost 7 years. Have a blessed Sabbath Day... Tiffany