Raised on a farm in the beautiful U.S.A.,
we depended on God and learned how to pray.
Farm animals and crops, like soybeans or corn,
were tended to daily from the early morn.
The crops were abundant in the fertile soil,
and the joy of the Lord gave ease to any toil.
Fresh fruits and vegetables were always canned
from the family garden that was yearly planned.
Still, there was time in summer to swim at a pool—
a sharing neighbor kept our whole family cool.
A trip uptown for the Fourth of July parade
was patriotic fun, with fireworks later displayed.
And competing in family softball, out on the lawn,
was enjoyed by all before summer would be gone.
Sundays were blessed, praising Jesus, our King;
and during the week, of Him, we still would sing.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
The more that people come to know Him…
the more we’ll be in one accord,
with brotherly love being outpoured!
P. A. Oltrogge
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
“…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
“This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah”. Psalm 68:19 NKJV