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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day Blessing:


 Source: Little Birdie Blessings Blog

For those who are celebrating, here is to a fun and safe holiday!  Cary and I will be hanging out in downtown La Pine today, going to the fair and watching the parade.  I don't know yet if we will go back down there tonight to watch the band and fireworks tonight or not.  Do you have any fun plans laid out for the day?

I want to thank Abby over at the blog Little Birdie Blessings
for sharing her beautiful artwork for us to use:
 
 Source: Little Birdie Blessings Blog


"America, My Country 'tis of Thee"
 by Samuel F. Smith, 1832

My country, 'tis of Thee,
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain side
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, our King.

Our glorious Land to-day,
'Neath Education's sway,
Soars upward still.
Its hills of learning fair,
Whose bounties all may share,
behold them everywhere
On vale and hill!

Thy safeguard, Liberty,
The school shall ever be,
Our Nation's pride!
No tyrant hand shall smite,
While with encircling might
All here are taught the Right
With Truth allied.

Beneath Heaven's gracious will
The stars of progress still
Our course do sway;
In unity sublime
To broader heights we climb,
Triumphant over Time,
God speeds our way!

Grand birthright of our sires,
Our altars and our fires
Keep we still pure!
Our starry flag unfurled,
The hope of all the world,
In peace and light impearled,
God hold secure!


  Source: Little Birdie Blessings Blog



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1 comment:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Thanks for this! I never knew there were so many verses. :)

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