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Happy 4th of July from HymnSite.com!

You might have guessed already, but I live in the United States. The Fourth of July is a major celebration in this country because we commemorate the nation's Declaration of Independence. That historic document contains language that is meaningful not only to citizens of my nation, but to everyone. The full text is on the internet at http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience/declaration_transcript.html. One of its most famous lines appears at the beginning of the second paragraph:

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

We are indeed created. We are all created as equals. We are created by a Creator. Our Creator is God, who gives us life and liberty and happiness. May you know and enjoy all of these this Fourth of July.

Now we return you to your regularly scheduled web page . . . <grin>

The hymns and psalm tunes posted at this site are in the public domain. You are encouraged to download, use, and enjoy any of the midi and text files that you find here. Other than what you see in The United Methodist Hymnal or in The Standard Psalm Tune Book, none of it is arranged or voiced.

I started preparing these originally in 1996 to make hymn tunes available in electronic format for part arranging. Now I'm hearing that folks are using them as background music on their web pages, and even background music in church offices! I would be delighted to hear how you put them to use.

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God bless you--

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