We often sing this song as though it’s our right for God to bless America. As if we’re demanding that God bless our country. Instead, we need to sing it as a prayer, a humble request for God’s favor and blessing.
Stand beside her and guide her
through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains to the prairies to the oceans
white with foam,
God bless America. My home, sweet home.
God bless America, my home sweet home.