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Wednesday Devotional - July 29
Jul 29, 2014 19:02:02   #
BearK Loc: TN
 
Copied from the book "THEN SINGS MY SOUL" written by Robert J. Morgan
copywrited 2003

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

This is going to be long, but the times are such that I believe all of you will enjoy the story and, in particular, the second verse. It's a history lesson as well as a hymn.

It was a deadly September attack on America. Casualties on our own shores. The nation's capital targeted. The White House in danger. Terror. Heroes. One hero Francis, a Georgetown attorney heavily involved in national politics. An evangelical Christian, Francis taught Bible classes and witnessed boldly, once telling a friend in Congress, "Christ alone can save you from the sentence of condemnation."

He also wrote hymns like this one:

Lord with glowing heart I'd praise Thee, / For the bliss Thy love bestows, /
For the pardoning grace that saves me, / And the peace that from it flows, /
Help, O God my weak endeavor; / This dull soul to rapture raise; /
Thou must light the flame or never
Can my love be warmed to praise.

Nothing prepared Francis for the hostage-recovery mission he undertook at the request of the President of the United States. He was seeking the release of a prominent physician, Dr. Beanes, who had been taken captive. During that assignment he was detained by enemy troops and forced to watch a brutal assault on the eastern seaboard.

Toward the morning of September 14, 1814, when it became clear that American forces had withstood the 25-hour bombardment, Francis Scott Key penned another hymn, scribbling it on the back of an envelope. The first stanza we all know, but have you ever sung the last stanza of "The Star Spangled Banner?" (I am including the first stanza for all who may like to have both.)

Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming.
Oh say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

After sunrise, the British released Francis, and back in Baltimore he wrote out this hymn in fuller form and showed it to his brother-in-law who promptly gave it to a printer who ran off handbills for distribution on the streets. One copy landed in the hands of an unknown musician who adapted it to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven." So was born the patriotic hymn that was to become our national anthem.

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Jul 29, 2014 19:17:40   #
bahmer
 
BearK wrote:
Copied from the book "THEN SINGS MY SOUL" written by Robert J. Morgan
copywrited 2003

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

This is going to be long, but the times are such that I believe all of you will enjoy the story and, in particular, the second verse. It's a history lesson as well as a hymn.

It was a deadly September attack on America. Casualties on our own shores. The nation's capital targeted. The White House in danger. Terror. Heroes. One hero Francis, a Georgetown attorney heavily involved in national politics. An evangelical Christian, Francis taught Bible classes and witnessed boldly, once telling a friend in Congress, "Christ alone can save you from the sentence of condemnation."

He also wrote hymns like this one:

Lord with glowing heart I'd praise Thee, / For the bliss Thy love bestows, /
For the pardoning grace that saves me, / And the peace that from it flows, /
Help, O God my weak endeavor; / This dull soul to rapture raise; /
Thou must light the flame or never
Can my love be warmed to praise.

Nothing prepared Francis for the hostage-recovery mission he undertook at the request of the President of the United States. He was seeking the release of a prominent physician, Dr. Beanes, who had been taken captive. During that assignment he was detained by enemy troops and forced to watch a brutal assault on the eastern seaboard.

Toward the morning of September 14, 1814, when it became clear that American forces had withstood the 25-hour bombardment, Francis Scott Key penned another hymn, scribbling it on the back of an envelope. The first stanza we all know, but have you ever sung the last stanza of "The Star Spangled Banner?" (I am including the first stanza for all who may like to have both.)

Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming.
Oh say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

After sunrise, the British released Francis, and back in Baltimore he wrote out this hymn in fuller form and showed it to his brother-in-law who promptly gave it to a printer who ran off handbills for distribution on the streets. One copy landed in the hands of an unknown musician who adapted it to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven." So was born the patriotic hymn that was to become our national anthem.
Copied from the book "THEN SINGS MY SOUL"... (show quote)


Excellent devotional thank you very much. You learn something new every day.

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Jul 29, 2014 20:01:11   #
cant beleve Loc: Planet Kolob
 
BearK wrote:
Copied from the book "THEN SINGS MY SOUL" written by Robert J. Morgan
copywrited 2003

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

This is going to be long, but the times are such that I believe all of you will enjoy the story and, in particular, the second verse. It's a history lesson as well as a hymn.

It was a deadly September attack on America. Casualties on our own shores. The nation's capital targeted. The White House in danger. Terror. Heroes. One hero Francis, a Georgetown attorney heavily involved in national politics. An evangelical Christian, Francis taught Bible classes and witnessed boldly, once telling a friend in Congress, "Christ alone can save you from the sentence of condemnation."

He also wrote hymns like this one:

Lord with glowing heart I'd praise Thee, / For the bliss Thy love bestows, /
For the pardoning grace that saves me, / And the peace that from it flows, /
Help, O God my weak endeavor; / This dull soul to rapture raise; /
Thou must light the flame or never
Can my love be warmed to praise.

Nothing prepared Francis for the hostage-recovery mission he undertook at the request of the President of the United States. He was seeking the release of a prominent physician, Dr. Beanes, who had been taken captive. During that assignment he was detained by enemy troops and forced to watch a brutal assault on the eastern seaboard.

Toward the morning of September 14, 1814, when it became clear that American forces had withstood the 25-hour bombardment, Francis Scott Key penned another hymn, scribbling it on the back of an envelope. The first stanza we all know, but have you ever sung the last stanza of "The Star Spangled Banner?" (I am including the first stanza for all who may like to have both.)

Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming.
Oh say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

After sunrise, the British released Francis, and back in Baltimore he wrote out this hymn in fuller form and showed it to his brother-in-law who promptly gave it to a printer who ran off handbills for distribution on the streets. One copy landed in the hands of an unknown musician who adapted it to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven." So was born the patriotic hymn that was to become our national anthem.
Copied from the book "THEN SINGS MY SOUL"... (show quote)


Wonderful. It's a good thing he wasn't atheist.

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