BLESS THIS LAND OF OURS, OH LORD

Bless this land of ours, oh Lord,
in the new millennium;
cleanse us all of hate and strife
on our journey now begun.

Free us from the scourge of war,
and help us live in peace.
Shelter us beneath Your wings;
make predilection cease.

Take away the violence
and mayhem in our schools;
protect our little children, Lord,
teach them now Your rules.

Cradle us inside Your arms,
and lift our spirits high
as we embrace a brand-new year
and watch the old one die.

Lest we forget to praise You, Lord,
for blessings that You give,
remind us ever gently, God,
and show us how to live.

Copyright 1999 Ruth Gillis

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