Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the USA and around the world.
"America" was written in 1831 by Samuel Francis Smith, when he was studying to be a Baptist minister. Here are the first and last verses:
My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty of thee I sing, Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims' pride, From every mountain side let freedom ring.
Then the last verse:
"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.


9 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have always liked that song better than The Star Spangled Banner - which was about war.

i hope you have a nice Fourth, Terra.

Denise inVA said...

How lovely! Happy 4th of July Terra :)

only slightly confused said...

Happy Fourth of July.

Mari said...

I have always liked that song. Happy Fourth!

Jennifer said...

Happy 4th Terra! I hope the fireworks don't scare Bounce!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Happy 4th, Terra. I have loved that song since I first heard it in elementary school....many, many years ago!!..Have a great week..Judy

Red Rose Alley said...

I hope you had a nice fourth of July, Terra. Ours was a quiet one this year and just made hot dogs and baked beans and watched a few fireworks later on.

Happy July days.

love, ~Sheri

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, I love that song too. We sang it in our Home Bible STudy fellowship Sunday morning. So proud of our nation's heritage...and thankful for our freedoms. Yes, Let Freedom Ring!!!

Wanda said...

Happy 4th. We stayed home...our little Molly gets so fearful of fireworks.