This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace, for lands afar & mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Hear are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine. But other hearts in other lands are beating With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine, But other lands have sunlight too, and clover And skies are everywhere as blue as mine. O hear my song, thou God of all the nations A song of peace for their land and for mine.
-“Finlandia”, composed by Jean Sibelius, lyrics by Veiko Antero Koskenniemi