Tuesday, November 04, 2008

God Bless America

Lift every voice and sing,
'Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on 'til victory is won.


Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
'Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.


God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.

9 comments:

wilsonian said...

Amen and amen and amen.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

...nodding...

nuzor said...

I'm in shock, Godmama. Yesterday, I was like "Eh", but today, it hit me. Wow, wow, wow.

And let's all pray for our country. For wisdom and for conviction...this is just...amazing.

laundrygirl said...

Beautiful. That sums up the impact of it all for me. I have been watching in this state of speechlessness.
We shall indeed overcome.

Myowne said...

I sang this song as I saw the words on your blog - the tune immediately jumped up in my spirit and I remembered why I have always loved it. I haven't sang that song since 6th grade, many moons ago, but now the words ring truer still. I sat in my office at work and sang this because the truth of it is coursing through my veins today.

Anonymous said...

I, too, am elated that we FINALLY have a black man in the white house; but how sad that our first black president is SO pro-abortion. I'm Catholic, and my Church rightly teaches that rights-to-life trump every other issue. I really don't know whether to cheer or weep about his being elected.

ragamuffin diva said...

I'm Catholic, too, Anon., and firmly pro-life. I will be praying for President-elect Obama, because he is ours. He needs our prayers, and perhaps he needs us to show him, in love, a model of the Beatitudes. I'm up for the task.

Elysa said...

I'm with you on your last comment Mair because the same God who changed the heart of Pharoah and the courses of rivers can change the heart of O'Bama Barak where the precious pre-born are concerned.

BTW, wouldn't it be fun to be in Africa right now?

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, too, Mair. I'm pro-life, proud to have a black president, and praying he will become a great one!