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The Red, White, and Blue

The red white and blue

 

Thank God for the U.S.A. written by Albert E. Brumley

In a world that is drifting and changing
When the faith of the people is torn
There’s a nation of hope and of freedom
Where the sons of courage are born
It’s the land of the Star Spangle Banner
Tis a nation as fair as the day
Thank God for the land born of freedom
Thank God for the U.S.A.

Thank God for the U.S.A.
Land of the brave and true
Thank God for the true American way
For the stars and the red white and blue

Thank God for the land we love
Life and our liberty
Thank God for the right to be an American
Thank God for the U.S.A.

To our almighty father in heaven
To the One who ranks higher than all
May He lead may He guide us and keep us
By His grace we never shall fall
For the stars and the stripes of Old Glory
Let us humbly earnestly pray
Thank God for the land born of freedom
Thank God for the U.S.A.

Thank God for the U.S.A.
Land of the brave and true
Thank God for the true American way
For the stars and the red white and blue

Thank God for the land we love
Life and our liberty
Thank God for the right to be an American
Thank God for the U.S.A.

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I believe Pap and Paul learned this song from Jim and Jesse, who had quite a hit with their cut of it. I assumed one of the duo wrote it-I was wrong.

Albert E. Brumley aka Gospel Songwriter Extraordinaire penned the song in the early 1940s.

Tipper

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13 Comments

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    Rev. Rose Marie "RB" Redmond
    July 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    The lyrics and song are both so beautiful. It’s often sad to see the way things are going in our country. I pray and pray we can one day get back to the strength and values our forefathers and mothers had, for I believe it is the only thing that will save this great country.
    Prayers for a safe holiday and a great week ahead.
    God bless.
    RB
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    TimMc
    July 4, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Definitely need to Thank God for our Freedom today.. Because he is the Author of it.. and for those who are willing to wear the uniform..

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    b. Ruth
    July 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Tipper,
    Great pictures, music and post….Happy Julyth…
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…We had a small downpour but didn’t last long….Hoping for more rain tonight and tomorrow!

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    Ed Ammons
    July 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t think I have ever heard this one before. Pap, Paul and Mandolin Man are superb.
    I have often seen the name Albert E Brumley. Half of the songs in our church hymnal were authored by him. I googled him and found that he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. I thought that odd because he was born in Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and lived all his adult life in Missouri. As far as I know he never did any songwriting in or around Nashville. Many of the Country Music stars recorded his songs in order to get the Christian audience but as far as I know Mr. Brumley never wrote anything specifically for any Country singers. He made his living writing songs for publication in songbooks and hymnals which were printed and marketed in Dallas, Texas.
    Mr. Brumley’s music is labeled as Southern Gospel which is an arm of Country Music but his music transcends that and reaches into every genre in modern music. I am sure that was not his intent but am also sure he is happy his music reaches in every corner of the earth.

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    Frank
    July 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Happy Fourth Everyone!!
    Always remember those who have served our great Nation, especially those who have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, as well as those who continue to serve our Country…!

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    Maurice
    July 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Great rendition of a song with a great message. Let’s go another step and not only thank God for this great country but let us also thank God for all members of our armed forces, who like Pap, were and are dedicated and willing to make the sacrifices that keeps it the land of freedom for all of us.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    July 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    How wonderful that you have the recording of Pap and Paul playing and singing (with your nephew a contributing member, too) “Thank God for the USA. It had been a long time since I heard the song. How appropriate the words and thoughts at thie 2016 Fourth of July. I think we forget far too often to thank God for our country and for our freedoms (eroding now, though they be). There’s no other coutnry quite as “free” as the U. S. A.

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    Tom
    July 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing, and thank God for the USA! We are truly blessed for sure.

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    Eleanor Loos
    July 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you, thank you, Tipper! Yes, indeed, I trust we all are thanking God for our beloved USA! May we always be grateful for our God-given freedom …. freedom for our country and freedom for our salvation through Jesus Christ. I say “thank you” over and over again! Eleanor L., Columbia Station OIH

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    Ken
    July 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Tipper,
    The whole Gang did a nice job on this one too, celebrating Independence Day. And I like anything Albert Brumley writes, especially the original Chuck Wagon Gang. I got several songs in my bookmarks by Jim and Jesse also.
    Hope everyone has a nice 4th…Ken

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    Dolores
    July 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

    A beautiful tribute to our nation! May everyone be blessed this weekend as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Thanks for sharing this wonderful rendition and appreciation for our country!

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    Ron Stephens
    July 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I have been seeing AEBs name on gospel songs all my life but did not know he wrote other songs also. Thanks.
    I am one who believes the only hope for us now is God’s grace. I struggle not to be just gloom and doom but we are in deeper trouble than most see or will acknowledge.
    PSAL 33.12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,….
    PROV. 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people

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    Miss Cindy
    July 3, 2016 at 6:35 am

    That’s a nice, hopeful song and it’s well done!

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