Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom's Holy Light

"Concord Hymn"

What makes a nation’s pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?

It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.

And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love America and I'm grateful for the freedoms that I have in this great conntry.

God bless the U.S.A.!

Happy Independence day to you!

Copyright © 2010 by Natasha M.

1 comment:

Teachinfourth said...

Happy 4th to you, too.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...