The many truths that people carry with them
The many truths that help them get through life
And though their truths may differ from our own
May we accept and never cause them strife
May we be strong and guard them as they carry
The many truths that help them get through life.
In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…