Prayer For My Homeland

The White House from the National Christmas Tree

(The White House from the grounds of the National Christmas Tree.)

My country, ‘tis for thee,

Happy, prosperous, free,

For thee I pray.

Hold thou thy freedoms dear.

Keep thy God very near.

Pray every hour of every year,

Lest thee die away!

 

 

Lord, help us to obey

Thy holy Word each day,

And praise Thy Name.

Help us. Lord, evermore,

Thy precepts to adore

From mountains to the shore

And the rolling plains.

 

 

Lord, hold our leaders near.

And help them, Lord, to hear

They holy will.

Guide them with holy light.

Protect them by Thy might.

Help them to set wrong to right,

And Thy work fulfill.

 

 

Lord, we have disobeyed,

For we all have not prayed

For our homeland.

Forgive us, Lord, I ask.

Strengthen us to the task.

Forget our sorry past.

Guide us by Thy hand!

The Washington Monument from the National Christmas Tree

(The Washington Monument from the grounds of the National Christmas Tree.)