When in the course of human events;
When colonies rose up with grandest intents;
When found in the heart of each Patriot home
A cry to have liberty, freedom to roam;
When men and young boys took a stand for a dream—
A dream that would last with a glorious gleam—;
When women and children would do all they could—
Supply some fresh water, or bring them some wood—;
When “Liberty” was the most popular word;
When often the sound of a cannon was heard,
Around fifty men with their pens gathered ’round
And read one great document—so grand! so sound!
And each with his pen signed his name in his space,
And our country was born in that great, solemn place.
This document for which these men risked their lives,
Their homes and their lands, and their children and wives,
Was the start of our nation—the slow painful birth
Of this glorious country—the greatest on earth!
Though followed by bloodshed and sorrowful tears,
The words would ring true through the long, winding years—
Of liberty, justice, and freedom for all—
’Twas born on that day at Independence Hall.
Though time has fast flown, and the clock’s ticking on,
Though those times are past, and the old days are gone,
Let us strive once again to keep freedom alive
And be used of our LORD to our nation revive.
So in support of our grand declaration, pledge we
Our lives, fortunes, honor, in the Name of Liberty.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
As we celebrate with friends and family, let us not forget the price man paid for our earthly freedom, and the even greater price our Lord Jesus paid for our eternal freedom.
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."