Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Sergeant Bernard Taylor (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 1, 1874, near Sunset Pass, Arizona. His citation reads:
Bravery in rescuing Lt. King, 5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.
Charles Taylor (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 17, 1862, at Big Dry Wash, Arizona. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action.
Captain Forrester L. Taylor (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville. Virginia. His citation reads:
At great risk voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield 2 wounded comrades.
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The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Also known as “The Hymn of Joy”, this hymn was written by Henry van Dyke in 1907 and is musically set to the “Ode to Joy” melody of the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The lyrics are great… but the music is outstanding, which isn’t really surprising since that part comes from Beethoven (LvB to his friends).
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,
Opening to the Sun above,
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!
All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays,
stars and angels sing around Thee,
center of unbroken praise:
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean-depth of happy rest!
Thou the Father, Christ our Brother,—
all who live in love are Thine:
Teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the Joy Divine.
Mortals join the mighty chorus,
which the morning stars began;
Father-love is reigning o'er us,
brother-love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music lifts us sunward
in the triumph song of life.
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