Poems by John Percival
Title Poem
Americana For Peace Poem by John T. Percival
1113 Maxwell Avenue
Spokane, Washington

September 25, 1914

America, God-favored land,
O'er all the world, peace might command.
God unto her true freedom gave,
Then struck the shackles from her slaves.
And gave to her a rich domain,
Where righteousness should ever reign.

God, she should worship and adore,
And serve Him, now, and evermore.
Then easily would make it plain.
Her service was of love, not gain.
From God it is her blessing come.
Then by her may His will be done.

Her opportunity today
May soon, forever, pass away,
A noble work she now may do.
If she the proper path pursue.
And for the right doth firmly stand,
The help of God, she will command.

America, home of the brave,
Must never be a worldly slave.
Prosperity cannot remain
Where nations live for worldly gain.
She is today a power for peace,
And never may that power decrease.

If Christian lands with one accord,
Would praise and magnify the Lord,
If this they do with one acclaim,
And thus exalt God's holy name.
Then Satan's power on Earth would cease,
And then will come a reign of peace.

Upon God's help they may rely.
The powers of Satan to defy.
And when they cast their eyes abroad
Will see the doings of the Lord.
And Oh how happy they must be,
Who live that gladsome day to see.


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