Friday, January 23, 2009

We are the future! All of us, the world: With Obama we have hope. Time to update man and the planets life cycles!


Tomorrow, first Doing the invocation at Obama's inauguration Rick Warren said Dear God let us remember we are Americans! He forgot to finish it: Let us remember we are citizens of the world.

Remember America's song!, My country tis of thee sweet land of Liberty! Over the years new stanza's have been added to serve the moment. It is time to include the world and add another!

America America God shed his grace on thee! Now crown they good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! That includes the worlds people. All the seas all the oceans, the entire world. Our future is dependent on us coming together!

We are all interdependent. We are one like it or not. We are all, all life, part of the planet we call earth! We are all part of that one organism called earth! I will discuss again tomorrow the importance of coming together for the future of the world and how to do it! Under Bush we had the worst, the divider, the desroyer.

Under Obama MLK's words now ring true "The Greatest among you shall be your servant" He is the guilding light we have been waiting for to lead us out of the dark tunnal Bush has us, the entire world in! This is not only Obama's time this is our time and obama can lead the way if given the chance.

Obama has already made a difference in the middle east. The entire world is prepared to work with Obama the uniter! He can lead but the world must follow! Having said that for today I will close with the words and History of My Country Tis of Thee! Ponder its significance and importance to the entire world and its importance to all our future as Obama begins his task of saving our America and uniting a divided world!

"My Country, 'Tis of Thee", also known as "America", is an American patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith. The melody was derived from the British national anthem, God Save the King or Queen, by way of a German adaptation.

The song served as a de facto national anthem of the United States for much of the 19th century. Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" in 1831,[2] while a student at the Andover Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts.

His friend Lowell Mason had asked him to translate the lyrics in some German school songbooks or to write new lyrics. A melody in Muzio Clementi's Symphony No. 3 caught his attention. Rather than translating the lyrics from German, Smith wrote his own American patriotic hymn to the melody completing the lyrics in thirty minutes.

Smith gave Mason the lyrics he had written and the song was first performed in public on July 4, 1831,[2] at a children's Independence Day celebration at Park Street Church in Boston. First publication of 'America" was in 1832.

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

2 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.

3 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.

4 Our father's 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.

5 (added to celebrate Washington's Centennial)[3]
Our joyful hearts today,
Their grateful tribute pay,
Happy and free,
After our toils and fears,
After our blood and tears,
Strong with our hundred years,
O God, to Thee.
Additional Verses by Henry Van Dyke (see CPDL version link below)

6 We love thine inland seas,
Thy groves and giant trees,
Thy rolling plains;
Thy rivers' mighty sweep,
Thy mystic canyons deep,
Thy mountains wild and steep,--
All thy domains.

7 Thy silver Eastern strands,
Thy Golden Gate that stands
Fronting the West;
Thy flowery Southland fair,
Thy North's sweet, crystal air:
O Land beyond compare,

We have the best now ! * It is time to add another verse including the world!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
www.anaveragepatriot.com/

2 comments:

Stella said...

I always wish whoever chose the Star Spangled Banner, an old drinking song, had chosen this song for our national anthem. I'd hoped to hear it at the inauguration.

Can you imagine Aretha belting this song out? Heavens, have I become a patriot?
...
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

Larry said...

The National Anthem has been cheapened as has the word patriotic and hero with the elitist using it as if it were political slang.