I pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

July 30, 2017:  Abba, a United States Federal Agent has threatened my life at the hands of non-Americans if I posted my love for you anywhere on my website.

By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down and wept,
When we remembered Zion.
Upon the poplars in the midst of it
We hung our lyres.
For there our captors demanded of us words of song,
And our tormentors mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
Psalm 137:1-3, NASB

How can I sing the L-rd’s song
at the tortures of a slave master?
If I forget you, O [Abba],
May my right hand forget her skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt [Abba]
Above my chief joy.

 

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

 

I pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 

 

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