For Our American Democracy

Thou kind Lord!

This gathering is turning to Thee.

These hearts are radiant with Thy love.

These minds and spirits are exhilarated by

the message of Thy glad-tidings.

O God! Let this American democracy

become glorious in spiritual degrees even as

it has aspired to material degrees,

and render this just government victorious.

Confirm this revered nation to upraise

the standard of the oneness of humanity,

to promulgate the Most Great Peace,

to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy

among all the nations of the world.

O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors

and is deserving of Thy mercy.

Make it precious and near to Thee

through Thy bounty and bestowal.

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