A girl of Voss, Hardanger. This color photochrome print was taken between 1890 and 1900 in Fjord, Norway.
Princess Anna from the Disney Movie, "Frozen"
New International Version (NIV)
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
I enjoyed watching Disney's new animated film, "Frozen," this last weekend. I'll try to write this post so as not to spoil the story for others. The music was good and some of it intrigued me, especially the song "Vuelie." As I researched it today, I learned that it is the combination of a Sami (indigenous Finno-Ugric people of the Arctic folk song,(join) a song of the earth meaning the earth is good, and the hymn, "Fairest Lord Jesus." While the hymn was left out of the Disney version, a strong Biblical principal was not, love and sacrifice go hand in hand. So as I look at these two images and wonder what the girl of old would think of being a Disney princess, I also think about the true meaning of love. I also know that yes, the earth is good; but the Creator of the earth is great; and only His love can melt a frozen heart.
Fairest Lord Jesus lyrics:
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.
All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;
None can be nearer, fairer or dearer,
Than Thou, my Savior, art to me.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.