I Stand on Guard!

Happy Canada Day yesterday to all you Canadians, and to those of you from elsewhere…you should know, yesterday was Canada day!

So in celebration of this wonderful day, which was commemorated with parades, eating and fireworks, I would like to share with you my national anthem and some why I sing it so passionately this year.

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee;
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,
Great prairies spread and Lordly rivers flow!
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western sea!
The land of hope for all who toil,
The true North strong and free!

O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies,
May Stalwart sons, and gentle maidens rise.
To keep thee steadfast thro’ the years,
From East to Western sea.
Our own beloved native land,
Our true North strong and free!

Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our Dominion, in thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in thee,
A lasting rich reward.
As waiting for the better day,
We ever stand on guard.

God keep our land, glorious and free.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

Christianity and our beliefs and values are under attack like never before. More and more, especially to the south, we hear of rights of religious conscience being revoked and prosecuted. And this is just the beginning.

Freedom-of-Worship (1)

I do pray God will keep our lands free. Free to worship God according to the dictates of my own conscience.

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