Reflections for Now

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    Clu Monroe
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    After I woke up this morning and said my prayers and (again) asking for God’s protection and covering/keeping of this, His beloved nation, the song The Battle Hymn of the Republic came to my mind… I first started humming it, then I started singing the lyrics I could remember, and I got really excited – like a little kid all over again! I pulled it up on YouTube, listened to it and started sobbing. Don’t get me wrong! Sobbing in a good way. Thanking God for His righteousness and mercy–bringing us back to our “sound minds!” [2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but one of power, of love, and of a sound mind.]

    Then, I started thinking of other songs we used to sing all the time growing up like America the Beautiful, God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, etc, As I was thinking about these songs, this came to my mind…

    “These are the songs we used to sing,

    Just as common as anything.

    Why has our beloved country become so fraught

    with beliefs and ways it should have not?”

    God’s people who are called by His name,

    can work with Him to declare why He came;

    to give peace and love to set people free,

    the reason for Jesus in History.”

    In Him – ALWAYS!

    Clu

    I encourage you to listen to it. I also encourage you to get your hankies out…

    Blessings in Him,

    Clu

    The Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Mine eyes have seen the glory
    of the coming of the lord,
    He is trampling out the vintage
    where the grapes of wrath are stored,
    He hath loosed his fateful lightning
    of His terrible swift sword,
    His truth is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    I have seen Him in the watch fires
    of a hundred circling camps,
    They have builded Him an altar
    in the evening dews and damps,
    I can read his righteous sentence
    in the dim and daring lamps,
    His day is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    I have read a fiery Gospel
    writ in burnished rows of steel,
    “As ye deal with My contemnors
    so with you My grace shall deal,”
    Let the Hero born of woman
    crush the serpent with His heel,
    Since God is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    He has sounded forth the trumpet
    that shall never call retreat,
    He is sitting out the hearts of men
    before His judgment seat,
    Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!
    Be jubilant, my feet,
    Our God is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    The following stanzas are presented
    as sung by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1960

    In the beauty of the lilies
    Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in his bosom
    that transfigures you and me,
    As He died to make men holy
    let us live to make men free,
    His truth is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    He is coming like the glory
    of the morning on the wave,
    He is wisdom to the mighty
    He is honor to the brave,
    So the world shall be His footstool
    and the soul of wrong His slave,
    Our God is marching on

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

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