Henry Hetland (John Hetland)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-07)  CPDL #62706:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2021-02-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Henry Hetland
Composer: John Hetland
Lyricist: John Hetland

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2006
Description: In memory of John's father, a Lutheran minister who became an atheist. Words adapted from the memorial website HenryHetland.org

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Henry Hetland said he'd be surprised if he woke up in an afterlife.
His friends said he was deep, sensitive, lovable, life-loving,
admirable, gentle, kind and peaceful.
He lived his convictions with true social conscience, magnetism,
wit and warmth, life and love.
He was a mentor, a cherished friend, a gem.
Some suspect he also got a surprise.
May peace be upon a peaceful man.