Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Fourth on the 4th

Church was very nice this morning - the choir sang the first and this, the fourth verse of our national anthem. Isn't it nice? Maybe this is where the saying "In God we Trust" on our coins came from.

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

1 comment:

Susan/CqLily said...

Connie,
Sad that I have never heard that verse. But how appropriate and beautiful are the words for our country. And how I wish our country were united in that stand once again. Thank you for posting!

Susan