Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Patriotic Song a Prayer


Katharine Lee Bates penned "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" around the turn of the 20th century.  A celebration of America, it also contains a prayer of sorts, and how appropriate for today.  If only God would do this!

(verse 2)

Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

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