Lord, watch over our home
and guard our lovely land;
If we stumble along the way
Please hold to our hand.
Give us courage to carry on
and hold freedom's banner high;
Help us to be a shining light
To all who are passing by.
A house divided against itself
Is like a house upon the sand;
It has no firm foundation.
In storms it cannot stand.
Help us to keep faith in you
So bells of freedom can still ring;
Help us to our God be true
And give thanks for everything.
Yes, we are our brother's keeper
So let us stand together;
And hold to that unchanging hand
In these times of stormy weather.
By Velma Dora Terry, April 3, 1983 (c)