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Passtor Sally’s Devotional 7/4

| July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Here’s another great hymn in “Glory to God” that offers prayers for our nation.  The note in our hymnal says that the first two verses were written between the First and Second World Wars and pray for peace.  The third was written later about another poet using language from the Lord’s prayer to remind us that our hope is in Christ in all times and in all lands.

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:
So hear my song, O 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 heart united learn to live as one.

So hear my prayer, O God of all the nations:

Myself I give thee; let thy will be done.


God bless us you, and God bless our county on this day,

Pr. Sally


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