God Bless our Native Land

God bless our native land
Firm may she ever stand
Through storm and night.
When the wild tempests rave
Ruler of wind and wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.
For her our prayers shall rise
To God above the skies
On Him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh
Guarding with watchful eye
To Thee aloud we cry
God save the State. 
Words: Charles T. Brooks, cir­ca 1833. These words, writ­ten while Brooks was stu­dy­ing at the Di­vin­i­ty School in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts, were said to be a trans­la­tion from the German
They were lat­er re­cast by a num­ber of other au­thors.


  1. what a beautiful prayer. without His blessing,
    we have nothing of value.

  2. Even so, my Friend, even so! AMEN!

  3. Amen, is right. As a Newyorker I'm specially sadden this 10th. anniversary of 9-11! May our Lord keep America from ever having evil visit and dispecable acts of terrorism from muslim extremist ever happen again!! Have a nice week my friend and thank you for your always lovely visit and comments. Hugs, FABBY

  4. On the occasion of such a sad remembrance may we give praise to God, He Is So Good to us. And may God continue to Bless America in spite of her faults. I think the majority of us still stand firm in Him.
    Beautiful post, Rebecca.
    Love and Prayers,

  5. Amen. It was a crazy day. I pray that we never have another breach of security like that. And I'm thankful to belong to a country that goes elsewhere to protect others from that kind of terror.

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Prayers is truly what our country needs!!! Wonderful words, Ms. Rebeca!!!

  7. Yes...great words...so many words of old are so powerful


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)