THE SAPIENT SPARROW: conservatism for commoners

"What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven."–Holderlin

UNITED WE STAND

In the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, Michael W. Smith penned
"There She Stands".  Listening to the song is, of course,
preferable.  But the words alone deeply touch the heart
I hope they both touch you and renew your purpose.
God bless America.

There She Stands

When the night
Seems to say
All hope is lost
Gone away
But I know
I’m not alone
By the light
She stands

There she waves
Faithful friend
Shimmering stars
Westward wind
Show the way
Carry me
To the place
She stands

Just when you think it might be over
Just when you think the fight is gone
Someone will risk his life to raise her
There she stands

There she flies
Clear blue skies
Reminds us with red
Of those that died
Washed in white
By the brave
In their strength
She stands

When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands

We’ve seen her flying torn and tattered
We’ve seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands

By the dawn’s
Early light
And through the fight
She stands.

by Michael W. Smith


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