America

by Doug Freeman
(Angie, LA, USA)

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, OUR HOME, OUR COUNTRY IN WHICH WE RESIDE

TO BE A CITIZEN, OF SUCH A NATION, INDEED FILLS MY HEART WITH PRIDE
OUR YOUNG MEN HAVE FOUGHT, THEY BLED, AND THEY DIED
AND LOVED ONES LEFT AT HOME, THEY GRIEVED AND THEY CRIED
THE FREEDOM WE ENJOY, CHEAP IT HAS NOT BEEN
IT HAS TAKEN THE LIVES, OF MANY YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN
BUT THE CAUSE HAS BEEN DEEMED WORTHY, NOBLE AND JUST
SUCH A WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE, FOR OUR FREEDOM IS A MUST
OUR NATION HAS STOOD STRONG, TO THE WORLD A SHINING LIGHT
SHE'S TRIED TO STAND, FOR WHAT'S GOOD,HONEST, AND FOR WHAT'S RIGHT
SHE HAS FED THE HUNGRY, AND HELPED THE POOR
AND FOR THOSE WHO WERE OPPRESSED, SHE HAS GONE TO WAR
SHE HAS STOOD VICTORIOUS, OVER EACH FOE THAT WOULD ARISE
OVER THOSE WHO WOULD SEE HER RUINED, AND LAUGH AT HER DEMISE
SO WHAT MAKES HER DIFFERENT, WHY DOES SHE STAND APART
IT'S GODLY MEN AND WOMEN, WHAT'S DEEP WITHIN THEIR HEART
THE WORD OF GOD, TO DELIGHT IN HIS WAY
IT'S THE ONLY TRUTH, TO GUIDE US EACH DAY
IT'S THE LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH, THE GOD CALLED PREACHER
THE DEACONS, THE MEMBERS AND SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
IT'S BOYS AND GIRLS, WHO BECOME YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, AND IN TIME THEY ALL GROW OLD
BUT THEY NEVER FORGET, AND THEY SHARE WITH OTHERS, THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST THEY'VE BEEN TOLD
MOMS AND DADS, GRANDMAWS AND GRANDPAWS, WHO HAVE GIVEN US A GODLY LOVE
WHO HAVE TAUGHT US, OF JESUS OUR REDEEMER WHO CAME ,FROM HEAVEN ABOVE
HOW HE WAS PUT TO DEATH, AND ROSE FROM THE GRAVE, THAT FROM BONDAGE WE MIGHT BE FREE
THIS INDEED IS WHAT'S MADE THE DIFFERENCE, FOR BOTH ,YOU AND ME
IT'S NOT THOSE, WHOSE NAMES ARE IN LIGHTS, OR HAVE COME TO KNOW ,WORLDLY FAME
BUT THOSE WHO HAVE INSTILLED OUR VALUES, AND HELD BEFORE US JESUS NAME
THOSE WHO TOUCH GOD'S THORNE, WHO'S VOICES HE DOES HEAR
FOR THOSE, HIS HAND OF MERCY, IS UPON US , EVER SO NEAR
FOR WHERE GOD IS, THERE ALSO LIBERTY SHALL RESIDE
AND SURELY, WE CAN SEE, HE HAS BEEN CLOSE, BY OUR SIDE
JESUS CHRIST OUR ROCK, TO BUILD UPON HIM, IS TO SURELY STAND
BUT TO BUILD ,ON ANY OTHER, IS TO BUILD, ON SHIFTING SAND
WHETHER SPEAKING OF OUR FAMILY, OUR HOME , CHURCH OR NATION
LET US PRAY TO JESUS, THE FATHER OF ALL CREATION
FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE, MAY WE GIVE CHRIST THE PRAISE
MAY WE SEEK TO HONOR HIM, ALL OF OUR DAYS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UPON THE WINGS OF EAGLES ,SHE MAY SURELY SOAR
BUT IT'S WITH THE POWER, OF GOD ALMIGHTY, THE WORLD HAS HEARD HER ROAR

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May 19, 2011
God Bless America
by: Mark Hollingsworth (preachology.com webmaster)

Thanks Doug. That's a great poem and I believe you are right. The only reason America is great is because she was founded on a Great God! Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll post your "Second Place" poem! Blessings, Mark.

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