Why I Love Hymns Like This One
Music is important to history, it is history, the landscape of a nation of the roots of a nation.
What do God Bless America, our National Anthem and this hymn say about the U.S.A.? the Federalist founding, the flag that today is so disrespected, the United States of America that our youth is taught to hate so much, not perfect because humans are not perfect? I can tell you what it says to me. It says to me that I am rooted in Christ, in Christianity, so is my country, my Country Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, a liberty that was hard fought and hard won, with blood shed on all sides , including the other side of the world. It tells me to stand and honor all that is representative of this nation, the various high offices, law enforcement, Flag, God and country, armed forces who give their life for the principles that embody the founding of this nation, whatever its’ imperfections. It tells me I belong to a great nation, that can be great once again, a great beacon to all nations of true Constitutional, Capitalist, Federalist, Republicanism and Judeo-Christian values. This is what these great old hymns tell me.