Monday, July 4, 2011

God Shed His Grace on Thee

The Patriot Flag visiting a local city. My Darling Husband took the pic for me.

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope you have an enjoyable holiday filled with family, friends and fun. Amidst all of your fun, though, please take a moment to thank the Lord that we live in a nation where we are free to worship our Lord and King openly, freely and without fear of persecution. Let us not take that freedom for granted, and instead live boldly for the Lord (Not obnoxiously, though!) , reaching out to the lost and hurting and passing on our blessings to others. Please also pray for our government and leaders, for their wisdom and integrity. And of course, don't forget to pray for the men and women who serve our country, and their families. We would not be able to continue to enjoy our freedom if not for them. Pray for their protection and health, physically, spiritually and mentally.

Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To thee we sing,
Long may our land be bright
With Freedom's holy light,
Protect us by thy might
Great God, our King.

Beneath Heaven's gracious will
The stars of progress still
Our course do sway;
In unity sublime
To broader heights we climb,
Triumphant over Time,
God speeds our way!

Grand birthright of our sires,
Our altars and our fires
Keep we still pure!
Our starry flag unfurled,
The hope of all the world,
In peace and light impearled,
God hold secure!

America by Samuel F. Smith
stanzas 4, 7 & 8


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