Saturday, May 23, 2009


I start this Memorial Day Week by posting the Army Hymn--The hymns of the other branches will follow. A careful reading of the words will enlighten all as to the base principals of this country's founding:

God of Our Fathers
(United States Army Hymn)
Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, Music by George W. Warren - 1888

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.



Z said...

how wonderful....perfect tribute, CS, I look forward to Sunday and Monday.'s an amazing hymn and one whose words definitely capture what our great country is about.

"IS", or "was". I can't be sure these days. I just keep trying to remember HE is in charge! Thanks...have a wonderful wknd.
And thanks for linking that other article about Pelosi at my place, I REALLY appreciate your taking the time. xxx

shoprat said...

It is very similar to the official Navy Hymn.

christian soldier said...

Z and SR thank you for the encouragement--Yes- sometimes I have to remind my self that HE is in charge...

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Very nice.

christian soldier said...

WS-thank you...:-)