I know the July 4th, our country’s Independence Day, has come and gone, but it’s never out of style to be patriotic. Because of the service to our country that my Father, my Father-in-law, my husband, and his brother have done, I find myself fiercely patriotic. I weep when the National Anthem is sung or played. And I am not ashamed of my patriotism.
Many years ago, while in the church choir, we were given a song to sing that touched my heart so much, that I’ve never forgotten it. I would like to print the words below and hope you feel the same patriotism I’ve always felt.
The comparison between our Lady with the Lamp, and the Cross of Christ is absolutely breathtaking.
In New York harbor, stands a Lady
with a torch raised to the sky.
And all who see her
Know she stands for
Liberty for you and me.
I’m so proud to be called an American,
to be named with the brave and the free!
I will honor our flag and our trust in God,
And the Statue of Liberty.
On lonely Golgotha stood a cross
with my Lord raised to the sky;
And all who kneel there
As all the saved can testify.
I’m so glad to be called a Christian,
to be named with the ransomed and whole!
As the statue liberates the citizen,
So the Cross liberates the soul.
Oh, the Cross is my Statue of Liberty.
It was there that my soul was set free.
Unashamed I’ll proclaim that a rugged cross
Is my Statue of Liberty.
Credit to Lillenas Publishing Company
Composer and Lyricist Neil Enloe
Arranged by Tom Keene