July 4, 2011: This is My Song

~ by Mary Galvano

As we celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, let us give thanks to God for a land so beautiful and fair. We are blessed to be in this country and to have the freedoms we have. The United States of America has always been a place where God’s name is honored; we need to keep praying that it remains that way. Let us ask the Lord to give us peace throughout our land and throughout the world.

I would like to dedicate to our country and share with you the words of a very beautiful song: This Is My Song, sung to the tune Finlandia. The hymn gives thanks and seeks guidance for our nation. I hope it touches you as it has touched me.

This Is My Song

~Stone/Harkness/Sibelius

This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine.

This is my home, the country where my heart is; here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine;

but other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine;

but other lands have sunlight too, and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine.

O hear my song, thou God of all the nations, a song of peace for their land and for mine.

This is my prayer, o Lord of all earth’s kingdoms:

Thy kingdom come; on earth thy will be done.

Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him, and hearts united learn to live as one.

O hear my prayer, thou God of all the nations; myself I give thee; let thy will be done.

Happy Independence Day!

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Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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