Freedom Ring!

Memorial-Day-2018

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

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 or King! 

These words were written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831 while he was a student at the Andover Theological Seminary in Andover Massachusetts.  On this Memorial Day, 2020, as we honor those brave men and women who died in service to our country, let these words echo in our hearts.  Yes, America has its faults, but every day I thank the dear Lord that I can call myself an American.  May God continue to bless our great nation!

 

 

 

 

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