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A new hymn by N. F. Čapek

Song with words by N.F. Čapek. Čapek wrote the text on March 31 in the Dachau concentration camp. He was saved by his daughter Zora, who was imprisoned with him. The song lay forgotten for decades in the Unitaria archive, where it was recently discovered.
This year, at the Flower Communion will sound the N. F. Čapek’s song My Life is Made Worthwhile. This hymn was written by N. F. Čapek on March 31 in Dachau. It was taken out from Dachau by his daughter Zora and newly recovered in the archive of Unitaria, the Religious Society of Czech Unitarians. The lyrics with score is available here in pdf format:

My life is made worthwhile by fighting bravely on
for those ideals I hold most great and holy.
Though evil winds may blow, they will not rock the calm
in my soul, which remains both quiet and lowly.
I might be disappointed, I might fall in the fight,
but I am sure that my life was worth living.
The life which is to come has been my holy shrine,
I trust that I have lived a life worth giving.

For heaven waits for those whose spirits have won through,
but I am sure that my life was worth living.
And they will find the sun who minds have let them rise
and stand against the darkness and the mayhem.

History of the Flower Communion
Article about the history of Flower Communion by Petr Samojský. Available here in pdf format.

Special music for Flower Communion
CD recording of special music for Flower Communion for choir, orchestra and organ. Written by the Czech composer Karel Loula. Listening to this music one is taken through time to the days when the Czech Unitarian movement started. Available for purchase at the e-shop.

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