Tuesday, July 5, 2011

of thee i sing...

I have an exciting fourth of July weekend post coming up, but I have ZERO time to upload pictures, but I have to post something to honor the country that I am so blessed to live in. Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, summer BBQs, friends, family, fireworks, picnics dressed in red, white and blue, while paying homage to our founding fathers and those who protect our freedom. I am so proud of my country and I am always proud to be an American, but today I am especially thankful for that privilege.

Here are the lyrics to one of my all time favorite patriotic songs: 

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of Liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrim's pride!
From ev'ry mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

My native country thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love.
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees,
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
the sound prolong.

Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!