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Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Some ask a crystal ball

 

            to tell the future.

 

On Ground Hog Day

 

            people ask a fur ball

 

 to tell it.

 

– eab, 2/3/09

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Adam and his wife tried to hide,

They knew now the serpent had lied.

When God came for His daily walk,

They didn’t want to see Him, or talk.

Oh, the loss.  Sin did now abide.

                – eab, 2/2/07

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My country,’ tis of thee,

sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;

land where my fathers died,

land of the pilgrims’ pride,

from every mountainside let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,

land of the noble free, thy name I love;

I love thy rocks and rills,

thy woods and templed hills;

my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,

and ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song;

let mortal tongues awake;

let all that breathe partake;

let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

Our fathers’ God, to thee,

author of liberty, to thee we sing;

long may our land be bright

with freedom’s holy light;

protect us by thy might, great God, our King

Samuel Francis Smith this date, 2/2/1832 penned, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”  Smith was then a twenty-three-year-old Baptist seminary student.  He was born 10/21/1808 at Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts.  He died in the same location, 11/16/1895.

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