Delivery to my PO Box ~10.01.2009.

Delivery contents:
envelope
paper front
paper back


Beacon 10.05.2009
# Hebrews 12:26-29 is about the Unshaken Kingdom
reads :  26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT 
ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN."

27 This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, 
 so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to 
God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

27 is linked to : Is 34:4; 54:10; 65:17; Rom 8:19, 21; 1 Cor 7:31; Heb 1:10



Track to begins either notes(fa- so -la- so) or Latin Salve nos -  save us. and after 50 seconds breaks into 
The Parting Hand a flok hymn by John Blaine (1818)

http://resources.texasfasola.org/index/poetry/062.html

tune arranged by William Walker, in his The Southern Harmony (1835)

Chris 10.05.2009
Have you tried reversing the song to see if it is actually a reversed song? It almost sounds like backwards talk

Brian 10.05.2009
The song is "Southern Harmony No. 113" by William Walker (1809-1875). Info on Walker can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Walker_(composer)

I found the song here: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html

Carpenter 10.13.09
Southern Harmony by William Walker (1835)
Parting Hand
Southern Harmony no. 113

"My Christian friends, in bonds of love,
Whose hearts in sweetest union join,
Your friendship's like a drawing band,
Yet we must take the parting hand.

Your company's sweet, your union dear,
Your words delightful to my ear,
Yet when I see that we must part,
You draw like cords around my heart.

How sweet the hours have passed away,
Since we have met to sing and pray;
How loath we are to leave the place
Where Jesus shows his smiling face.

O could I stay with friends so kind,
How would it cheer my drooping mind!
But duty makes me understand,
That we must take the parting hand;"


The last part is repeated:

O could I stay with friends so kind,
How would it cheer my drooping mind!
But duty makes me understand,
That we must take the parting hand;


Maybe this emphasis is hinting to something.

Mike C 10.20.09
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html

It sounds like 1 is a cut from the full song.

derek 10.22.2009
	
regarding the audio tracks delivered on CD, 10.02.2009. It seems likely that you have discovered the source by now but just in case:

http://mog.com/music/Anonymous_4/American_Angels/Parting_Hand_(My_Christian_Friends,_In_Bonds_of_Love)

MercuryCrest 11.22.09
Well, as people have probably pointed out, the german on the CD says "Between the Times" 
(or something close; I had to ask someone to translate).  Could there be any more info encoded on 
this disc, perhaps between the two tracks?  Maybe try opening the disc in a disc-copy program 
(like CloneCD) and see if any other data pops up.

Ian M 12.03.2009
Guess you have seen this?
http://www.shapenote.net/62.htm#

Carl-Fredrik S. 12.03.2009
I think Zwischen den zeiten rougly translates to between two points in time. 
The two MP3's seems to be the same track but cropped.

Could there be a messages between the two clips? If we could get hold of the whole song ?

/// CF

Arthur D. 01.15.2010
this song is from Southern Harmony No.113.  It is called Parting Hand, and was composed 
by one WM Walker.  You can find the lyrics/sheet music here:  

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html

Might I add that "They" have sent you a particularly uplifting rendition of this piece.

Klokvarg 01.22.2010
Vocals by Anonymous 4. Album American Angels. Track 19 Parting Hand (My Christian friends, in bonds of love), folk hymn
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001ADB4Q/qid=1077429046/sr=1-1/anonymous4com-20

pointer 01.26.2010
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html

First Line:     My Christian friends, in bonds of love
Composer:       Wm. Walker
Source: Baptist Harm. p. 447
Meter:  L.M.

1. My Christian friends, in bonds of love,
   Whose hearts in sweetest union join,
   Your friendship's like a drawing band,
   Yet we must take the parting hand.

 2. Your company's sweet, your union dear,
   Your words delightful to my ear,
   Yet when I see that we must part,
   You draw like cords around my heart.

 3. How sweet the hours have passed away,
   Since we have met to sing and pray;
   How loath we are to leave the place
   Where Jesus shows his smiling face.

 4. O could I stay with friends so kind,
   How would it cheer my drooping mind!
   But duty makes me understand,
   That we must take the parting hand,

 5. And since it is God's holy will,
   We must be parted for a while,
   In sweet submission, as all one,
   We'll say, our Father's will be done.

 6. My youthful friends, in Christian ties,
   Who seek for mansions in the skies,
   Fight on, we'll gain that happy shore,
   Where parting will be known no more.

 7. How oft I've seen your flowing tears,
   And heard you tell your hopes and fears!
   Your hearts with love were seen to flame,
   Which makes me hope we'll meet again.

 8. Ye mourning souls, lift up your eyes
   To glorious mansions in the skies;
   O trust his grace--in Canaan's land,
   We'll no more take the parting hand.

 9. And now, my friends, both old and young,
   I hope in Christ you'll still go on;
   And if on earth we meet no more,
   O may we meet on Canaan's shore.

10. I hope you'll all remember me,
   If you on earth no more I see;
   An interest in your prayers I crave,
   That we may meet beyond the grave.

11. O glorious day! O blessed hope!
   My soul leaps forward at the thought,
   When, on that happy, happy land,
   We'll no more take the parting hand.

12. But with our blessed, holy Lord,
   We'll shout and sing with one accord
   And there we'll all with Jesus dwell
   So, loving Christians, fare you well.

Adam L 01.26.2010
The track is from the following:

American Angels - Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory

Track 19: Parting Hand

http://www.amazon.com/American-Angels-Songs-Redemption-Glory/dp/B0001ADB4Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1264696801&sr=1-4

Noah M. 04.13.2010

You said that you couldn't ID the song tracks sent to you on "10.02.2009". The song they are 
singing is called 'Parting Hand', and the version that is on the CD is from the album :
 American Angels - Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory. It is track 19, and is performed by a group called : Anonymous 4.

It should be noted that the second track only makes it to the 4th verse (it cuts off 
after a 5th verse, but that 5th is only a repeat of the 4th verse), leaving out the last word "hand".

Amazon Source : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QQV7TG/ref=dm_sp_alb

Amazon Source 2 : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QJQ2D4/ref=dm_sp_adp

Hymn Source : http://www.hymnary.com/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html


Charles E 07/14/2010
I compared the two files in an audio editing program.

Both tracks are exactly the same recording. Track 1 is the first 36 seconds of Track 2, followed by 6 seconds of silence. Track 1 is slightly louder than Track 2. Perhaps the sender is trying to draw our attention to the first 36 seconds of this song (or maybe seconds 36 through 42). I have no idea what this music is.

Note that I have referred to the file names of Track 1 and 2. Oddly, when I open them in an mp3 player, Track 1 is entitled "Track 2" and vice versa. The mp3 titles are reversed from the actual file names. Very strange (but no stranger than any of this mystery).

Ralf 06/17/2010
Zwischen den Zeiten indeed translates to "Between the times". 
I found out it was a magazine about protestant theology in Munich between 1923 and 1933. I don't know if that helps!
Source (German):
http://www.historisches-lexikon-bayerns.de/artikel/artikel_44959
David H. 11/29/2010
Hi there! As a native Tucsonan, I'm fascinated by this mystery and I've been poring over your site all day.
So specifically about this mystery package...the song is called "Parting Hand" and is a Baptist harmony. 
More here: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html, though the first part 
of the second track is in German.

Additionally, the print on the CD "Zwischen den Zeilen" means "between the lines" and a common phrase 
"Zwischen den Zeilen lesen" is "learn to read between the lines" (roughly, heh). 
I found a page here: http://blogkow.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/zwischen-den-zeilen-lesen-leicht-gemacht-subtile-schreibformen-des-verschlusselten/ 
... which when using google translate (I know very little German, honestly) goes over a method of sending messages by reading every other line.
Hope this helps as I am quite certain that I am correct on all counts.
Cheers!

Mr. Wyatt 12/14/2010
I spoke to a friend of mine concerning this one.

"So I'm pretty sure they are the same song. I'd never heard it before but it's the "language" that gave me all the clues. 
It's called shapenote singing where depending on the shape of the note you sing either fa, so or la. Luckily the second 
part transitions into words so I just searched those opening lyrics. Its called "The Parting Hand" tune by William Walker 
and words by John Blane. It's apparently a funeral song. Here's a link with info on it http://fasola.org/indexes/1991/?p=62."

Hope it helps.
-Ellis

Azriel 02/01/2011
This sounds like Sacred Harp music to my ears. The ensemble sounds professional, or at least like 
really capable amateurs -- unlike real Sacred Harp ensembles! -- but the style of the music, and 
especially the introductory singing on a fixed-Do solfege, incline me in that direction.

The lyrics don't ring a bell, but I would imagine they're a standard hymn from that repertoire.

--

Hah, so I just checked and it's true (the hymn is "Parting Hand"):

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony/files/hymn/Parting_Hand.html

The first track is just an incomplete (corrupt?) subset of the second. It stops 13 measures in 
(9 if you don't count the repeat of the first 4 measures).

The second track contains the whole solfege introduction plus the first four verses of the hymn, 
but stops right before "hand" (as in "parting hand"), the last word of the fourth verse.

04/26/2012
Comments: I am new to this.  I looked at other events and did not see a response to this.  
If you listen, closely, remember the Sound of Music. So, la, fa, so.  Maybe the notes - 
spelling something out. Whole notes are FACE. Lines are EVGDF.  Just a thought.


Todd 09/18/2012
The song is "Parting Hand" a Baptist harmony written by William 
Walker: http://m.ccel.org/ccel/walker/harmony2.H113.html	

Dusty 07/29/2013
I have been looking at all of this and feel this is a good time to throw in my two cents. The clue of Between Two Times seems to be the underlying message. 
All of this is meant to be taken into account but as we have learned so far these messages have four levels of meaning.
To me the Between Two Times message is alluding to something connecting two separate times, which in this case would be a clue or message. This would also 
point to one of the four levels of clues given thus far.
On a separate note I would say I have sat down and looked over most of the content so far in one sitting. So it is all fairly fresh in my mind. What I have 
seen is reoccurring themes on similar subjects (atomic energy/radioactivity, symbology with stamps and money, underlying meaning within map locations and 
coordinates, etc...) I think it is all a jumble that is meant to be taken one level at a time. Thus the four levels. If you can separate all of the clues 
find the underlying theme and where it fits with the other themes presented thus far it will become much clearer. One level is most definitely the clues 
that have to deal with deciphering the overall text.
Anybody that reads this and has more time than myself might want to look into compartmentalizing the messages into four categories or themes and taking 
them all into account once all of them have been properly categorized.
The e-mails are definitely pointing to this being one person working with a larger group. The actual mail is seems to have different hand writing on it 
so that means more than one person is writing the letters.
Just my thoughts thus far. Hope it helps someone.
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