Sunday, July 05, 2015

Land Of Freedom And Liberty

Blessed is the nation
whose God is the LORD.
- Psalm 33:12 -

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{ click on the title to go to the source for this poem }

Founders' dream, America,
Our golden land of liberty;
Flag of stars and stripes inspires us
To remember we are free.
When we sing our national anthem,
Unity reins, and we are one.
While we're singing, hearts are ringing,
Time suspended till we're done.




Gleaming cities, farms abundant,
Meadows thick with country green,
Lofty mountains touching heaven,
Unknown forests still pristine.
Country full of vast resources,
Our USA fills every need.
Businesses to keep us thriving,
Everyone can still succeed.




USA is brotherhood,
Community and service, too.
Hearts unfold for those in need,
Unselfishness the world can view.
We have people who want to do good,
Honor, integrity and more.
Real love for our fellow man
Is something we have at our core.




We the people love our country,
Overcoming war and strife;
We will fight to keep our freedom,
Sacrificing blood and life.
Here's to heroes, bold and courageous,
Who led us all to victory.
Then we help the ones we fought,
And that's the way we'll always be.




Lord and father of mankind,
Please keep us safe with holy power.
May we be in Thy protection,
Every day and every hour.
We will pray to always obey You,
All that we have, it comes from You.
Giver of our rights and freedoms,
Your commands we will pursue.


A big thanks to Joanna Fuchs for giving me permission to use this poem!
You can visit er website by clicking here.



O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry 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!
- Francis Scott Key -




Have a blessed Sunday, sweet friends!

Let freedom ring. . .

37 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Thank you Stephanie for such a beautiful post...have a lovely day, my friend. Blessings

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Let Freedom Ring - amen to that, sister friend!

God bless!

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Stephanie... What beautiful pictures! I hope you enjoyed a delightful Fourth of July!
And I saw your comment on Jazzmin's blog that you're a little under the weather...
Praying you're feeling much better today and that you've had a restful, peaceful Sunday!
Hugs and ever so much love!
Kelly-Anne
Xx

Sola Scriptura said...

What a nice post. I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July :)

Ana said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration my sweet friend. Wishing you a lovely Sunday.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How blessed we are to celebrate our country and our freedom. God still does have His hand on us. Great poem!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what a beautiful post today with wonderful patriotic photos! I just love red, white, and blue! And I love that Scripture verse! Oh, that we would (each one of us) continue to see Him and pray that He heals our land...and let freedom ring! What a beautiful poem and such a sweet reminder of the sacrifices made by many over the years to secure and freedom and liberties! May God bless you, and I wish you a blessed Lord's Day, my sweet friend! Hugs!

Vee said...

What beautiful photos you created. Our liberty rests in The Word of God and Jesus Christ. Praise God for that because these other freedoms are being stripped continually.

Sue said...

Thank you Stephanie, for sharing such beautiful and encouraging thoughts!
Have a blessed Sunday!
Sue

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

This is a beautiful post, Stephanie. Hope you are having a good weekend..Judy

Vicky Hunt said...

Absolutely lovely post and such a sweet tribute to our beautiful country! Love the Americana photos! Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day with your family.''Blessings, Vicky

mamasmercantile said...

A lovely tribute to your wonderful country, have a great week.

Debbie Harris said...

A beautiful tribute to our country, Stephanie. I loved what Vee said, my that is so true.
Your photo's are gracious, elegant in all their beauty. You have a beautiful gift with that camera girl.

Enjoy your day!

Love you ~ Mom

Mary Hutchins said...

Beautiful poem and pictures! God Bless America, our home sweet home!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, these pictures are stunning. A red rose with our flag, how pretty is that? Throw in some pearls, and there you have a terrific picture. I was wondering what setting you used on this last picture (the black and white one with the red rose)? I've seen this before, and always wondered how it's done.

Beautiful post today, dear Stephanie, and I hope you're feeling better with your cold. Have a good week ahead.

love, ~Sheri

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Amen and amen! A beautiful post, dear Stephanie! Thank you for that. So many are trying to destroy our wonderful nation, and the world is in such a mess. Only with God's help will we survive and thrive. We need revival in this land so badly! And we need our Lord to return! Come, Lord Jesus!

Mari said...

Beautiful poem and photos. I liked the section you added from The Star Spangled Banner. I appreciate the section that you capitalized - "In God is our trust"!

Kim said...

There is just something glorious about your Stars and Stripes and the red, white and blue. 'Tis a glorious flag. I hope you enjoyed a lovely July 4th with your family, Stephanie.

Kira Anastasia said...

Happy Fourth of July! Even if I'm a tad tardy...

hobbyloes said...

Beautiful post Stephanie, its a joy to read those beautiful poems.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah yes....let freedom ring

a freedom in the souls of humanity

whose chains can only be broken by the force of love

and forgiveness.

Let freedom ring EVERY DAY!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful poem you've shard with us, sweet friend, and a lovely verse from Psalms. I do worry about our country, however, and the choices that are being made.
I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day with your dear family. Love and hugs!

Blogoratti said...

Beautiful and heart warming post.

Conniecrafter said...

Hope your feeling well and had a good weekend with your family. I pray for our country that we will walk in the path that God wants us to and not go in our own direction.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful and special my friend. Hope you enjoyed a great 4th. Blessings for a new week and God Bless America!!
Hugs, cm

Melanie said...

Beautiful photos, Stephanie! And lovely post. I hope your July 4th was wonderful. How is your mother? I think of her and pray for her often. Have a blessed day.

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie!
Your 4th of July tribute is just beautiful! I'm so glad to know our founding fathers were Christians and that we are carrying on in their stead. :)

Polly said...

Such a beautiful post Stephanie, in honour of your lovely country and people. I hope you had a very happy 4th July x

Rue said...

Let Freedom ring.... Indeed! Wonderful post, Stephanie.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Fourth :)

xoxo,
rue

Mildred said...

A heartwarming post, Stephanie and your photos are lovely. May the Lord bless you this new week.

Barbara Neubeck said...

... hello Stephanie..... This is a beautiful post... I love the words you have chosen and I love the pearls and lace used with your flag.... wonderful... I would never have thought of doing that...
Hugs ...Barb xxxx

vintage grey said...

A beautiful post! Hope you had a lovely and blessed 4th of July!! Thank you for visiting with me today! Wishing you a wonderful summer! xo Heather

Debbie said...

really lovely, red, white and blue!!!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What an incredibly beautiful post saluting, and honoring our dear country that has always stood for freedom! I pray your 4th was special in every way! I apologize for being late to visiting your blog, but it has been quite busy around here. I've missed everyone! Many hugs to you dear friend!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Beautiful post, my friend! Hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th!

Linda Walker said...

Dear Stephanie,
This is a beautiful post! I love these words!
xo
Linda

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