The Divine Source of Liberty
By Samuel Adams
All temporal power is of God,
And the magistratal, His institution, laud,
To but advance creaturely happiness aubaud:
Let us then affirm the Source of Liberty.
Ever agreeable to the nature and will,
Of the Supreme and Guardian of all yet still
Employed for our rights and freedom's thrill:
Thus proves the only Source of Liberty.
Though our civil joy is surely expressed
Through hearth, and home, and church manifest,
yet this too shall be a nation's true test:
To acknowledge the divine Source of Liberty.
**aubaud: "a dawn poem" (as best a definition as I could find...)
Ever thankful to live in a land that is yet free; ever thankful to our Sovereign Lord for said freedom.
Wishing you all a blessed day of celebration!
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