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Det går et fesstog gjennom landet

There is a festive parade going throughout the country
(A free translation by Don Berg)

1. There is a festive parade going throughout the country!
In city and valley, by mountains and fjords.
We wave the flag proudly for Norway,
with cries of hurrah from south to north.
We are marching and we are singing songs in red, white, and blue.
We feel the rhythm of freedom in the body, filled with joy for our country.

2. That great day we will celebrate.
Now the melody of thanks is heard,
which soars rhythmically up from the people,
From us who desire a democracy.

3. Seventeenth of May.  Now spring rejoices!
The nation decorates itself for the fest.
Walk together!  Cherish forth the values so that all may prosper.
Then we have it best.

4. There is a festive parade through time
where generations have set down deep roots.
By their own choice, they gave us a future.
See, our roots sprout and grow.

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Den store hvide Flok

The Great White Flock
Norwegian folk tune, 17th century
Arranged by Edvard Grieg

The great white flock we see
Like thousands of mountains full of snow
with forests around of swinging palm trees
before the throne.  Who are they?

They are the host of heroes,
Who from the great tribulation came
And who have washed themselves
In the Lamb’s blood for heaven’s holiness.

They keep on church-going,
With unceasing song of jubilation
In the high choir where God dwells
In the midst of all the angels’ song.

Jubilate, Amen

Halfdan Kjerulf

Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing
o’er the waters soft and clear;
nearer yet and nearer pealing
and now bursts upon the ear:
Jubilate amen!
Farther now, now farther stealing
soft it fades upon the ear:
Jubilate amen!

Now like moonlight waves retreating
to the shore, it dies along;
now like angry surges meeting
breaks the mingled tide of song:
Jubilate amen!
Hush! again, like waves retreating
to the shore, it dies along:
Jubilate amen!

Hil Dig, Norge

Hail to Thee, Norway
Peer Sivle

Hail to Thee, Norway!  Norway, our father’s land.
They glory is ours, thy justice is ours today.
Hail to Thee Norway!  Norway, our father’s land.
Honored, Thou shall be seated in the people’s council.
Hail to Thee Norway!  Norway, our father’s land.

Ut mot havet

Out to the Sea
Edvard Fliflet Braein

She stands there on shore, now lifts her hand,
and waves and smiles as I go out.
And my boat sails along the beach,
and she stands alone with sadness and longing.

I know that I have longings in my heart
but the boat pulls me away, so I must leave.
For now that I head toward rocks and islets
my thoughts are of home and the one I love.

I sure can have my sad moments
in loneliness here on an endless sea,
but the days go by, yes they are like a miracle,
when my wandering thoughts go to my dear.

If the days are gray and the nights are black,
I am here and humming a song in my heart,
to her at home my thoughts are drawn
to the one who smiles the day I return.

(translated by David Judisch and Kari Grønningsæter)

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Sangerfest 2014

Sangerfest 2014
was held June 12-14, 2014, in Minneapolis, MN.

Thanks to the Norwegian Glee Club for hosting
three days of fun, fellowship, and singing.

60th Sangerfest 2014 Events Schedule                  Sangerfest 2014 concert program

CD and DVD Order Form                      Thank you from President Herb Nelson

Vi Vil Os Et Land

We Want a Nation for Ourselves

We want for ourselves a nation that is saved and free,
(we) must not take its freedom for granted.
We want for ourselves a nation that is mine and yours,
and this our nation is called Norway.
And if we do not have this land yet,
then we shall win it, you and I.
We want for ourselves a nation that is mine and yours,
and this our nation is called Norway.

(Per Sivle wrote this in 1894 as a battle-poem for the campaign by the
Venstre party for the universal right to vote. Sinding composed the music
and it was first performed in 1897 in Christiania. It was much used during
the years leading up to the dissolution of the Union with Sweden in 1905.)

Fader i himlen

Father in Heaven
Bengt Eriksson

1. Father in Heaven, Thee will I praise.
Father in Heaven, Thy Name will I praise.

2. Father in Heaven, Thee will I glorify.
Father in Heaven, Thy Name will I glorify.
Thou art almighty. Yes, (Thou) are everything.
Thou art the highest, Thou who created our world.

3. Father in Heaven, Thee will I honor.
Father in Heaven, Thy Name will I honor.
Thou Thyself art Love, Yes (Thou) art Peace.
Thanks for Thy salvation, as for all Thou givest.

Veterans Chorus

If you are 60 years old or more and have participated in 5 or more Sangerfests, you are eligible to sing with the Veterans Chorus at the next Sangerfest.  We hope you will consider this honor and choose to sing the two numbers with this distinguished group. If you have questions, contact your chorus director or Veterans Chorus Director, Bernhard Gluth.

Normanna Male Chorus

Tacoma, WA
Rehearsal: Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
3315 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA
President: Rick Perkins, Tacoma, WA,
Secretary: Loren Jangaard, Gig Harbor, WA,
Director: Jon Malmin, Gig Harbor, WA,
For more information, contact Rick Perkins, 253-373-7286