A SONG OF APPRECIATION
SENIOR DEPUTY ASSISTANT
SECRETARY OF STATE
VIETNAMESE POLITICAL PRISONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Lyrics and Music by
HUYNH CONG ANH
A Song of Appreciation
For Robert L. Funseth
Some men have such humane hearts
Their love shines radiant like a halo
Their light pierces through the dark prison cells
Which mankind is all too disposed to forget.
There are men who extend their kind-hearted hands
To soothe the pain that bleeds all those years
Pain suffered by freedom fighters struggling
At the very bottom of abysmal cells.
You have been sowing seeds of charity
That will blossom of forth into majestic breaches
Laden with fruits of love
Whose fragrance will spread throughout the world
Beckoning everyone to gather and revel in the
Joyous Spring to come.
Hush, listen to the approaching joyful cries
Of large processions coming back from Hell
Listen also to the welcoming sounds of cheers
Thanking profoundly and dearly
The sowers of the seeds of humanity.
These are the jubiland voices rejoicing for all to hear
The victory of Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights!