Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Nearness of our Nation

"What nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon Him for?" (Deuteronomy 4:7).  "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid… Let your light so shine before men… that they may… glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:13-16). 

What nation has there been so great,
Within these latter centuries,
With nearness that we celebrate
To God who gave our liberties?   

America, the privileged land,
The city set upon a hill,
Has now your salt become so bland
That you have set aside God's will? 

Have you forgotten God at last
Who gave such greatness by His favor?
Will not you contemplate your past
And turn again to Christ the Savior? 

O Lord, the nearness of our nation
Is fading like a memory. 
Revive us with Your great salvation
To be a light for all to see!  

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