I love my faith and my country. This is not some new revelation to anyone who knows anything about me. I especially love when the two are intertwined. I had that experience at Mass today. For Memorial Day weekend, my church uses more patriotic music that still carries a great faith message.
Two songs in particular are beautiful God and country songs. The 1st is the Battle Hymn of the Republic. This was the anthem sung by the Union forces in the Civil War. President Lincoln loved the song so much that he made it the song of choice for the army. It’s all about how God’s work is being done and that He reigns eternal. It’s a beautiful song. And it serves as a reminder that the United States is really a Christian nation. Sorry Atheists. It was founded on Judeo-Christian values.
The second song is America the Beautiful. It’s all about how blessed and glorious America is. It serves as a great reminder that we are blessed in this country. It’s a truly beautiful nation. It was blessed by God. It is truly special living here.
I hope that everyone has a very blessed Memorial Day and that we remember the lessons in both songs, which have their respective links below. God Bless America!