Almighty Deliverer, save our nation— The land that you have given us. The heritage of our fathers, Founded upon a godly trust.
Our banner waves against the sky, Stars and stripes flying high.
Though storm clouds rage, The hope of the ages Will ever be our Light— To go before and guide the way That we shall not fear the night.
FOOTNOTE: This is Psalm-30, taken from my collection of original psalms. It is a Prayer-Psalm: a hymn for the nation in the wake of 911. And it continues to be my prayer for the nation today. Pray for America.
Someday the poor will flour’sh. Hunger shall cease to be. The lame will leap for joy. The groping blind shall see. Paralytics made whole-- What a glorious sight. The prisoner of death Shall live in perfect light. Age will be no factor, For time shall be no more. Shadowy nights are banned From that glorious shore.
The dumb will plainly talk And sing aloud with glee. The crippled, they shall walk And stroll the crystal sea. The lowly and downcast, Who now must poorly fare, Shall be duly honored With grand dignity there.
No gurney is needed. No wheelchair, walker, cane. No medics are needed, For there will be no pain. Prosthetics and braces Eyeglasses, crutches too All are barred from heaven Where everything is new. There will be no sickness, Poverty, stride, nor strife. But only peace and health, Love and eternal life. (c) 1999 w. salley (Revised 10/2016)