Sunday, July 03, 2016

God Bless America



God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above;




From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
- Irving Berlin -




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.
- Samuel Smith -




Oh! 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!
- Francis Scott Key -




Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, 
the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - 
else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, 
it will wither and die. 
- Dwight D. Eisenhower -


Let freedom never perish in your hands.
- Joseph Addison -




America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
- Katharine Lee Bate -




Have a blessed Lord's Day
and a wonderful 4th of July!

Love and hugs to you!

39 comments:

Sylvia said...

Oh yes, God Bless America Land that I love!
Happy 4th Stephanie!

Christine said...

~~**GOD BLESS AMERICA !!**~~

domenica.60 said...

I love America even if I never went to this great Country !
Wishing you a blessed 4th of July
Franca

Debbie Harris said...

"God's bless America land that I love, stand beside her and guide her, Through the night with a light from above" oh those words touch my heart strings.
We live in a free country, one that God has certainly blessed, oh may we as God's people live our lives, or whole lives, to the glory of our Great God.
Have a blessed weekend in all your celebrations.
Love to you~~

Debbie Harris said...

"God's bless America land that I love, stand beside her and guide her, Through the night with a light from above" oh those words touch my heart strings.
We live in a free country, one that God has certainly blessed, oh may we as God's people live our lives, or whole lives, to the glory of our Great God.
Have a blessed weekend in all your celebrations.
Love to you~~

tealady said...

We truly are blessed.

mari said...

Our Lord is with us here in this country and with anyone that raises his or her voice in Praise to HIM!

Have a blessed week sweet lady! Our Lord be with you! mari

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, This just touches my heart and makes us so thankful to live in this great nation under God.
Thank you for sharing. I know your piano number was a blessing to all. Wishing you and your sweet family a Happy 4th of July!! Blessings always my friend, Love and hugs, xo

Merlesworld said...

Happy 4TH of July.
Merle........

Mehrll said...

Beautiful post! “In God is our trust.” Hugs

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. Happy 4th of July Stephanie.
..lovely post.. hugs.... Barb xxx

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

God Bless America..always!
Happy 4th to you and your family!
xoxo

Mari said...

God bless America! It certainly is in need of God now.
Happy 4th to you and yours.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Happy 4th Stephanie! Love these patriotic hymns, so thrilling to hear. Oh, that we would not forget our Christian roots as a nation!
Hope all is well with you and your dear family. xo Deborah

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod morning Stephanie! I hope your day today is safe and beautiful! It's been a glorious weekend of watermelon, long walks on trails by the shores of the river, creek and lakes, all night fun and dinner with friends. I LOVE SUMMER!

Tamago said...

Beautiful post! Happy 4th of July! I wish you and your loved ones a safe and wonderful holiday!

Melanie said...

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Fourth of July, Stephanie!

Margie said...

Happy 4th of July, Stephanie!

Bonnie said...

I have chill bumps. I love this post, Stephanie.

Prayers for our country that all the words in your post will come alive again.

Pamelyn said...

Such lovely images and message. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy 4th!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful post. Happy 4th! We've been doing home improvement projects all weekend. Looking forward to watching fireworks tonight! Enjoy!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy 4th of July

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Fourth of July, my dear friend! I hope your day was filled with lots of fun, good food, family, and freedom. :)

love, ~Sheri

Poppy said...

Happy 4th, sweet Stephanie!

You must be having some wonderful celebrations now for several days, starting with your Canadian clan on Friday and the American one, today! I didn't know that you had lived in Canada; how lovely to hear that. God Bless America is such a touching song. Thanks for featuring it today.

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Poppy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful and patriotic post, dear Stephanie. The verse from Psalms that you shared is one that I wish, hope and pray that our country will come back to. Love and hugs, Kitty

Lisa said...

Hope your 4th was a happy one Stephanie!

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you had a blessed 4th. :)

Pam Richardson said...

Stephanie, hope your 4th was wonderful! Beautiful and inspirational as always! Love and hugs, Pam @ Everyday Living

Debbie said...

this is an especially beautiful post!!! i hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your tribute to our wonderful 4th of July celebration. Oh yes...Land that I love! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mimi said...

Yes....God Bless America and God Bless all my sweet friends there. I hope your July 4th was special dear Stephanie. Love, Mimi xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating with your family, Praying God brings peace and guidance to our country.

Mindy Whipple said...

Beautiful tribute to God and country - Bless your heart Stephanie!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

God Bless America, we are certainly blessed to live here! Thank you for sharing all the lovely images and quotes, Dear Stephanie! I hope you had a very blessed and fun holiday! Hugs x Karen

Saimi said...

AMEN!! Great post!! So glad I stopped by!!
Saimi

handmade by amalia said...

Beautiful, as always, Stephanie. I hope you had a happy 4th.
Amalia
xo

Ariƫlla said...

I love you beautiful pictures. May God bless whole the world.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

What a beautiful post!
Hope you had a great 4th!

Bethany Carson said...

Great quote by Eisenhower! I first ran across that quote years ago, and keep it in my memory--and in my quote collection! We used to sing that verse of the Star Spangled Banner at our concerts...good one!

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