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The Light of America - Joan Clifton Costner

The Light of America


 Like a beautiful jewel on a pedestal,
Like a city set high upon a hill,
Like a Lighthouse shining out from a mountain;
Her very name brings us a thrill!

She’’s the hope for all hopeless people,
Champion of the world in human rights,
A gleam of light for any suppressed nation;
A flood light in the black of night!

Shine on, America . God loves you!
Hold to all you were created for!
Let the hearts of our patriots still carry
Your liberty and hope to distant shores!

You’’ve passed out food to many starving nations,
Sent money, aid, to many foreign lands;
A tremendous task for America ,
For everywhere we turn there’’s outstretched hands!

Still, America hates oppression.
So, she gives until her own lights must turn low.
Send to the world a message true and firm,
For the whole wide world needs to know.

If the lights go out in America ,
You won’’t believe how dark the world would be.
And, the lights that now shine bright and brilliant
Are tended by the likes of you and me!

So, take heart, brother, sister, in America .
Fly our banner high and keep its stripes unfurled.
For, if the lights go out in America , brave heart,
They will go out ... for all the world.

© 2002 by Joan Clifton Costner
http://underhiswings0.tripod.com

"Ye are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hid."
Matthew 5:14


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Rejoice Always





Rejoice Always





Rejoice, rejoice always

for great things God has done

He redeemed us and purchased our soul

with the blood of his own son


Rejoice, rejoice always

because Jesus washed our sins away

He paid for them all on the cross

so we would not have to pay


Rejoice, rejoice always

for Jesus is the Master of everything

He gives us peace, not as the world giveth,

that makes our heart to sing


Rejoice, rejoice always

when you are persecuted for Jesus name

For great is your reward,

they treated the prophets of old the same


Rejoice, rejoice always

for the Lord is powerful and great

He saved us by his mercy

so we could enter the pearly white gate


Rejoice, rejoice always

not that the devils are subject to you

but because your name is written in heaven

with the believers few


Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice.


Poem By: Cindy Wyatt




Poetry And Other Materials On This Site Can Be Freely Used For Christian Bible Centered Non-Profit Ministries And must Remain Unchanged In Any Way. All Other Purposes Are With Permission Only. You May Make Requests At "treasurebox18@yahoo.com" All my poems with stories are both real and fictional designed to illustrate a biblical truth. All Rights Reserved. Please Include Site Name And Link Back To This Blog. Thank-You.

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