Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, America

Freedom to worship of the One True God
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Psalm 33:12
 
Freedom from government tyranny
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Declaration of Independence
 
 

May we stay true to the original vision!
 
America, The Beautiful Lyrics
by Katharine Lee Bates - 1913


 O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine

Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!



I hope you enjoy your Independence Day!
 

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Mamma,
    I LOVE that song!! The words are so... so...GOOD!!

    Elinor Dashwood

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