Tuesday, July 5, 2011
God of Our Fathers....July 4th
On Independence Day...July 4th.
THIS IS THE DAY...
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!!
Keep the DEPENDENCE of AMERICA on GOD!
...and we can be that nation we have always been!!
IN GOD WE TRUST
Blessings to you!