Tuesday, July 5, 2011

God of Our Fathers....July 4th

On Independence Day...July 4th.


We all who are patriotic and love our America, joined in festivities, celebrating FREEDOM...Bravery...safety of our loved soldiers home...thankfulness...and the HISTORY of our country that has made it great...FOUNDED by men of FAITH and HOPE and THE BIBLE.

How oft have our FOUNDING FATHERS quoted scripture in their applications and desires of God's intercession and wisdom in putting forth the CONSTITUTION of our AMERICA...

...and the FOUNDING FATHERS of our FAITH.

Men who followed God's commands and HIS will over theirs..men who stood strong on the leadership of Godliness.

In church Sunday we sang this hymn.

God Of Our Fathers

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand,
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor thru the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay
Thy word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever-sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous good-ness nourish us in peace.

Daniel C. Roberts 1841-1907 George W. Warren 1828-1902

These words as we sang...brought joy to my heart; knowing I have trusted in this same GOD of Faith. I have watched his hand of mercies, not only in the our history of America, but in my own life.

I love the music to this hymn also. Our orchestra has played this with the trumpets sounding prior to the words sung..and so majestic and powerful.

If you have never heard this hymn...search it out. It will bless you!!


...and we can be that nation we have always been!!


Blessings to you!


Silver Strands said...

Great post. Hope your celebration was fabulous!

Elaine said...

I really enjoyed reading some back posts that I had missed. It was encouraging to me and reminded me of keeping my eyes upon him.

Debbie said...

It was so good to get your comment! It has been awhile since I've heard from you. Didn't you take some time off blogging? And your comment was so sweet and encouraging. It's amazing how many women think they are abnormal when they grieve their kids leaving. I did! Well glory! Thanks again. Your are a great source!