Songs For Our Times #11

Morning Edition Song Project: Ketch Secor Pens 'Pray For America' : NPR

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 11th song, I chose Pray For America by Old Crow Medicine Show. America need’s our prayers right now. It needs love to fall upon the land and take away all this hate.

lyrics:
When sorrows are befallen
And shadows darken her door
When the fever spreads and a silent scourge
Outshines her golden shores
When a cry for comfort reaches forth
Like you never heard before
Pray for America
Our promised land

America, to thee
May God’s hand outreach
Lord have mercy on America

When the tears just keep a-fallin’
And the glory light’s gone dim
And the barren ground is full of holes
We hasten to fill in
When the firmest faith is shaken fast
By a fear that’s creepin’ in
Pray for America
Our promised land

America, to thee
May God’s hand outreach
Lord have mercy on America

Where the peaceful hour is broken
By the pounding tumult quake
And all is torn asunder
What we thought could never break
When all your saints come marchin’
Through hell for heaven’s sake
Pray for America
Our promised land

America, to thee
May God’s hand outreach
Lord have mercy on America

Pray for America
God shed Your grace on thee

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