Memorial Day: Remembrance and Promises

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Remembrance

Remember the home we made
In a land across the sea
America
And the sixty-six day voyage
For the chance to be free

And for what it cost
 The lives we lost
Our only hope
Was to fall on our face
Cling to the mercy of grace
and cry
Holy, holy, holy

Remember later, the war that came
 From a foreign mercenary aim
 Preying upon the Indians’ pride
Waging war like a game
Treating life as expendable
All the same

And for what it cost
The lives we lost
Our saving hope
Was to fall on our face
 Reach for the mercy of grace
And cry
Holy, Holy, Holy

Remember the land prosperous and free
Torn apart and destroyed
By avarice and greed
 And the platform of a political band
Freeing one race
Imprisoning another
 Tie their hands
Steal their lands
Abandon the children and the mother

And for what it cost
And the lives we lost
our saving hope
Was to fall on our face
Reach for the mercy of grace
And cry
Holy, Holy, Holy

Remember the Harbor
A Pearl besieged
 By a foreign…

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