Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Jesus on the 4th of July

We gather ‘round to celebrate
On Independence Day
Pay homage to our country
As the children run and play.

With barbecues and picnics
And fireworks in the air
The flag we own is proudly flown
To show how much we care.

The stars and stripes spell freedom
She waves upon the breeze
While bursts of colors can be seen
Above the towering trees.

This is all quite wonderful
We revel in delight
But God above in divine love
Has brought this day to light.

With just a stroke of liberty
A touch of His great hand
He gave democracy to us
And helped this country stand.

The stripes upon our stately flag
Were touched by His sweet grace
Each star of white that shines so bright
Reflects His loving face.

So as you turn to face the flag
For battles that were fought
Be filled with pride for those who died
And freedoms that were bought.

But don’t forget to thank the One
That gives the bright display
The reason why we paint the sky
On Independence Day

Copyright © Marilyn Ferguson 2003


Mumsy said...

Very nice poem that says it all.

Gorges Smythe said...

I wish a happy Fourth of July to you and your readers. God bless you.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful poem that's says it all,

Have a great July 4th.


Bo said...

Very lovely poem! :D Happy Fourth of July and God bless!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

A wonderful poem! Happy 4th of July to you and your family. God bless!

One Heart said...

AMEN!! Enjoy celebrating our country's freedom today as we enjoy celebrating our freedom in Christ each day. Stay safe.

MTJ said...

Have a blessed Forth of July Lloyd.

Carolyne said...

Happy 4th to you and thank you so much for visiting my blog.
~I love the hymn!♫ with *all* the stanzas.....perfectly wonderful!
♪♬ I am singing along.♫♪
Your blog is terrific Lloyd. I will enjoy returning again and again and reading the archives.
Blessings~ Carolyne

RCUBEs said...

Freedom from the Lord! It's awesome! Happy Independence Day to you and God bless. That's a great poem.

Just Be Real said...

Amen! Blessings to you and your family.

Simon said...

Oh yes American independence day, well hope you guys appreciate the freedom of religion your counrty gives you. Where I live it is not so free. Happy celebrations

charmie said...

Lovely Poem, Thanks for the comment on my blog. God bless!I added you!

Debbie said...

I wanted to stop by and say thank you for your kind comment to me concerning my mom. I was very cloes to her and I really miss her. Then I read about you and was so saddened about your son. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to understand. But I'm also glad that you are writing your blog, sharing your heart and I know others will be touched.

In Christ,

Lloyd said...

Debbie: Thank you for your visit and kind words. God's blessings too you.