God, Would You Please Bless America Again?
In April of 1999, when it seemed so many tragic things were happening in our nation, Sandy Weiss wrote a "down home" kind of poem that expresses very well the feeling many of us have about America. This is it.
God, would You please bless America again?
We once looked to You for our hope and our dreams.
Now, it just seems like there are so many schemes.
There are con artists on every corner; people getting killed left and right.
God, could You just take her hand again and hold her through the night?
You see all the hate, all the pain, when will it stop?
On every street corner you see a cop,
We have made prisons out of our homes, latch key is a common word.
Too many of our children are never heard.
So God, would you please bless America again?
She's worn and tired and so full of sin.
Babies killing babies, or where will it end...
Are we blind to this or are we just trying to pretend?
We can't ignore what's happening anymore.
Seems like living is just such a chore.
God, I want to live in peace and harmony with all.
Oh please help America to once again stand tall.
You blessed us once, I know You can do it again.
I know how much You hate all this sin.
God, could You look down from the heavens tonight.
And help us with this awful fight?
The fight against sin is just too much for us.
But, I know, we can clean up our Bibles and get rid of the dust.
We need you God, could you please bless America again
And help us get rid of all this sin?
II Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Isaiah 41:10-12 "so do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all."