This hymn and the national anthem of our nation matter, along with plaques etc.. that show our heritage, especially in a time when academia and other sectors seek erase any and all traces of our heritage, history and roots. Some will try to say it is about trying to impose Christianity upon all the nation, which is pure bull and bull crap. Offended by such language, well tough because offense is trying to erase the core of our nation, our nation’s heritage, all that our nation was built upon, including the fight for religious freedom, the right to express that. Did the journey happen smoothly? No, but what the heck in life does go 100% smoothly? Pretty much nothing.
There are those who would say that there is no proof of a Christian heritage in our nation, nothing to honor, respect, maintain etc..? Again bull crap. All around us from the beginning, with state constitutions we see God, Year of Our Lord, inscriptions that tell us differently. As for the Confederate stuff, guess what geniuses of America, that’s part of your history also, and tearing stuff down changes nothing, and it was the Republican party that fought based on Christian values to eradicate slavery, the Libs that keep people in a state of slavery, victimization, seeing racism and boogeymen everywhere. Is our history perfect, free of bloodshed and error, hell no, but newsflash, we are human, flaws and all, so our history is flawed, suck it up. Learn from it and suck it up that it is our history, but don’t dare try to erase evidence of it just because you don’t like it.