“God Bless His Worshipers”

GOD BLESS HIS WORSHIPERS

When do saints and sinners arise together to ask God’s blessings? More clues? They all show respect by standing and removing their hats. I’m not at all sure of when this new practice started or who were the initiators of it. I think it may have been right after the
destruction of the Twin Towers on 9-11 when patriotism was at its peak. However, the singing of GOD BLESS AMERICA during the seventh inning stretch of Major League Baseball games is a very positive step for our country.

Would it be presumptuous of Christ’s church to borrow that tune and add new words? I hope not, so I’ll try to add another verse knowing that God accepts sincere efforts done in good conscience. (Rom 14:1, 4)

GOD BLESS HIS WORSHIPERS
CHURCH THAT HE LOVES

BOUGHT BY JESUS
PILLAR OF TRUTH
HOPE FOR ALL WHO TRUST IN HIS GREAT LOVE

FROM THE FATHER
THROUGH THE SPIRIT
TO THE MASTER
OF OUR FATE
GOD BLESS HIS WORSHIPERS
OUR GOD SWEET GOD.

Very feeble in its first edition, but for someone with musical talent and editing skills, it might work. At any rate, there are scriptures for each stanza. Proud to be an American, and prouder yet to be a Christian.

—Jim Bailey