This post is dedicated to the people
of America and the world.
"Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty!
Come to the waters; and they who have no money,
come, buy, and eat!
Yes, come, buy priceless spiritual wine and milk
without money and without price,
simply for the self-surrender that
accepts the blessing."
"But whoever takes a drink of the water
that I will give them shall never, no never,
be thirsty anymore.
But the water that I will give them
shall become a spring of water
welling up, flowing, bubbling,
continually within them
unto eternal life."
Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well
"The Holy Spirit and the bride,
the church and the true Christians say,
Come! And let they who are listening
say, Come! And let everyone come
who is thirsty, who is painfully
conscious of their need of those
things by which the soul is
refreshed, supported, and strengthened;
and whoever earnestly desires to do it,
let them come, take, appropriate
and drink the water of Life
Lord! while for all mankind we pray,
Of every clime and coast,
O hear us for our native land,
The land we love the most.
O guard our shores from every foe;
With peace our borders bless;
With prosperous times our cities crown,
Our fields with plenteousness.
Unite us in the sacred love
O knowledge, truth, and Thee;
And let our hills and valleys shout
The songs of liberty.
Lord of the nations!
Thus to Thee our country we commend;
Be Thou her Refuge and her Trust,
Her everlasting Friend.
Lyrics by R. Nathaniel Dett
R. Nathaniel Dett