Happy Fourth of July 2014

Happy Fourth of July 2014!

I found this in today’s Magnificat.  The words can be sung to the tune of Amazing Grace:

I love this native land of mine

A noble land and free,
Adorned by nature’s lavish hand
With fairest artistry.
Within this western sphere it lies,
A gem of peerless price
Whose shores are washed by ageless tides – 
A long-lost paradise.
It was unto this gracious land
Our founding fathers came
To build a nation strong and grand
Unto thy glorious name:
A land whose firm foundations sure
Were built on faith in these,
Where virtue’s good and brotherhood
Were crowned with liberty.
Preserve this nation as thine own
And keep its people free;
Keep ever bright this beacon-light 
Of truth and liberty!

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