Oklahoma Legislature votes on new State song.

Oklahoma’s legislature met last week to approve an update to the aging state song.

In a rare show of solidarity, the measure was approved almost unanimously in both the house and senate. The Governor signed the bill with little fanfare, and the new song is now official. We must admit that we’re a little sad to see the old “Oklahoma” go, but I think you’ll recognize this tune as much as you did the old state song.

Toiling Away

You don’t know if you’ll die at a hundred
Or live to see just one more day
You want your retirement funded
But detest working your life away

You may work for the future or live for today
Ir come up with some other plan.
But you’re missing the mark if you don’t find the heart
To spend time helping your fellow man.

You may not see the morning, so please heed this warning:
Make sure that you’re soul has been saved.
For your spirit and legacy, kinship and memories
Are all that will outlast the grave.

“Father, forgive me for all of my sins.
I believe that your Son died for me.”
If you prayed this you know, whenever you go,
That heaven is your destiny.