I’m old enough to remember learning this in school–The American Hymn, composed in 1866 by Matthias Keller.
I couldn’t find a video featuring both music and lyrics. Why do you suppose that might be? But the opening words are, “Speed our republic, O Father on high.”
Personally, although I love my country, I love it more for what it ought to be, than for what it is. What it is becoming, I detest.
But today is Independence Day, a day commemorating the brightest of hopes founded on trust in God Almighty.
Let us declare our independence, and win it, from the Godless socialist moral imbeciles who lord it over us today.
P.S.: Here are the complete lyrics
July 4, Independence Day, 2015–we celebrate it by watching our freedom get eaten up by power-crazed politicians, bent churchmen, the Supreme Court from Gomorrah, and anyone else who wants a piece of it.
Especially those whom we laughingly call educators.
Case in point: Seattle public schools have been implanting girls with IUDs (Intrauterine Device) for birth control without the girls’ parents’ knowledge or consent. Some of these kids are in the sixth grade. Get all the facts and figures here ( http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/02/schools-implant-iuds-in-girls-as-young-as-6th-grade-without-their-parents-knowing/ )
And you send your children to public school because _________?
Of course, it’s only logical. Starting in kindergarten, they teach the children about sex, and then they teach them how to have sex, and the next step has got to be to equip the kiddies for sex. The only thing that remains is to make it compulsory.
But don’t worry–it’s just another one of ten thousand isolated incidents from every state in the Union.
This Fourth of July, you know what worries me?
I fear what’ll happen when we run out of freedoms to sign over to persons who are eager to take them from us. What are they going to do when there are no more liberties left to seize, and they’re still hungry?