Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hail Us Now Our Great Defenders!

"Hail Us Now Our Great Defenders!"
(sung to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy")

By PoorGrrl

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Soldiers bold and soldiers strong!
Fighting with a fearsome splendor
'gainst the foes of Freedom's song!

Gun and tank and bomb and rifle
evil enemies do slay,
in the hands of our brave warriors
pledged to keep us free and safe.

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Guarding Freedom's Home with steel,
like the Lord of Hosts above us
saving with His righteous shield!

Strength and courage are their armor
and them both they proudly wear.
Knowing well the holy nature
of the Cause they chose to bear.

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Like the Spartans, we admire!
Standing firm and never falt'ring
'fore the awesome Gates of Fire!

Long and hard, with grit they struggle
for our precious Land to save.
We, their sons in spirit honor
those who fullest measure gave.

This song popped into my head yesterday while I was playing classical music for my babies' nap time. Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" was on and almost instantly the above tribute to our troops emerged in my mind. I know it sounds quite martial, but it's an ode to our fighting men and women, not to Jane Fonda and her crowd. Let me know what you think of it. I may write other songs for America inspired by my favorite music, classical and otherwise.




realityjunkie said...

Wow! This is amazing. You are quite talented.

PoorGrrl said...

Thanks for you kind words, realityjunkie!


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