Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's been a while

A while since we've had a visitor from a new country, that is. And today it happened again as someone from Trinidad and Tobago came by. Welcome to this blog!

I am currently working with several Trinidadians. They are all living in the United States now but they still have family back in Trinidad.

Wikipedia informs us that "Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its pre-Lenten Carnival and as the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo."

Port of Spain is the capital and San Fernando is the largest city. English is the official language though Spanish has special status. The nation gained independence from the UK in 1962.

Here's someone's trip thither in December 2005:

Let the pannists carry you away!

What the heck, let's extend the Great Fifty Days just a bit and have some Easter music by Trini musicians:

It's the dawning of a new day
The Daystar has risen in our hearts
Now the cold stiff dead body
Has quickening transforming power
From death onto life we have pass
Into this bright eternal day
Now the Resurrected Christ in us live


Hallelujah He is risen
He is alive in me to tell
From the realm of this old earthly
I now live in the heavenly realm
And soon I'll change dimensions
For this earth won't be able to hold me anymore. (2x)

Now the glory of His gospel
Shines through us wherever we may go
Changing ugly caterpillars
Into beautiful heavenly creatures
O death you've been conquered by Him
Our victory and promise is sure
Now the gates of hell cannot prevail
For we are the bride of the Living God

This the season of the immortals
The spring sun has return
The Restoration of the Bride is on
All that's lost, He has brought back
And unto the resurrection
We are heading now
To awake the saints that sleepeth
And forever we will be with you Lord.

--the BB

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