I think the second verse is particularly worth considering:
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine.But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.Oh, hear my song,thou God of all the nations,A song of peacefor their land and for mine.
Something to think about, isn’t it? Despite what some might like to think, Americans aren’t the only people God loves and blesses. And we certainly aren’t perfect:
If we truly love our country we should own up to our faults and address the many ways in which we fail to demonstrate that well-known line from The Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
I think we still have some work to do, don’t you?