"God Bless America" was first introduced November 10, 1938 by Kate Smith. Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1910 as an American patriotic song and revised it in 1938 for Kate Smith. This became her signature song.

To remind us of our great country click on the link. This is the original "First Broadcast" of the radio performance of God Bless America. The first time it was heard in our country.

If you read the lyrics, it takes the form of a prayer. The intro lyrics "as we raise our voices, in a solemn prayer..." and then "stand beside her and guide her through the night..." We have sung the song many times, but if you really read the lyrics you will understand asking God to Bless America.

Our flag is a beautiful sight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8h60mNoXYU

We need God to bless our nation. We have allowed our diversities to turn into hatred. America is a great nation, it is a free nation. We can not remain a great nation if we hate people in our own country. The freedom we all enjoy was fought and died for generations ago and it is still being fought for today. Our ancestors passed on to us this free nation, it is our responsibility to keep the nation free and pass it to our children and generations to come.

With freedom comes responsibility. God's word says, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14  Let us take His words to heart. Turn to Him, seek His face and let Him heal our nation.

He promised  if we do this he would bless our nation. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance." Psalm 33:12
This Fourth of July, let's remember what God said, to humble ourselves and pray and seek His face so that our nation will be blessed.

God bless America.