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Brave Were the People

Bhagavati Nani, Ramesha Nani
February 9, 2019

Composed by Swami Kriyananda, performed by members of the Ananda Village Choir.

Lyrics:

Brave were the people who lived in these hills.

Brave, the great warriors who confronted the foe.

To defend what is holy, to defend what is true:

Our Lord on mankind did this duty bestow.

Glad all our children who people these hills.

Glad in the vision their hearts understand.

What became of past struggles?

Now the records are still,

But courage still lingers, giving strength to the land.

Men hunger for riches, for power, and for fame:

By favor they think they will grow.

The battles they fight, the victories they win

Are never the victories they know.

Brave were the people who lived in these hills.

Brave, the great warriors who confronted the foe.

To defend what is holy, to defend what is true:

Our Lord on mankind did this duty bestow.

 

Recorded during the streamathon for the beautiful new Temple of Light at Ananda Village, on February 9th, 2019. For more information please visit our webpage https://www.anandamusic.org