When My girls were young and in a Christian School, they were in the Choir, they sang this song and I loved it then, I love it now, and I hope you will love it too, also below the song is some information about the Statue of Liberty, I hope you enjoy this blog today, it is my way of giving tribute to my blessed America, and to let all know God is able to bring her back to him, if we will just be faithful to God our self.
♥The Statue Of Liberty♥
In New York Harbor stands a lady
With a torch raised to the sky And all who see her knows she stand for Liberty for you and me
I’m so glad to be called an American To be named with the brave and the free I will honor our flag and our trust in God And the Statue of Liberty
On lonely Golgotha stood a cross With my Lord raised to the sky And all who kneel there live forever As all the saints can testify
I’m so glad to be called a Christian To be named with the ransomed and whole As the Statue liberates the citizen So the cross liberates the soul
Oh the cross is my Statue of Liberty It was there that my soul was set free Unashamed I’ll proclaim that a rugged cross Is my Statue of Liberty
Unashamed I’ll proclaim that a rugged cross Is my Statue of Liberty
*The facts about the Statue of Liberty*
We [the US and France] have architect and sculptor Frederick Auguste Batholdi to thank for this beautiful lady in more ways then one. The original ‘life size’ cast of the Statue of Liberty stands amongst the beautiful flower gardens and fountains of Paris Luxembourg Gardens [which is home to the French Senate] in Paris. On her pedestal she’s approximately 15 feet high and absolutely ‘magnifique’ among the flowers and trees. This was architect/sculptor Batholdi’s miniature mold for the American Statue of Liberty. Another, yet larger Statue of Liberty is approximately 35 feet in height on her base, and stands upon a tiny island called Swan Ally, Paris [Allée des Cygnes] in the Seine near the Grenelle Bridge. This exact Statue of Liberty replica monument was offered to the French by the American residents of Paris as a remembrance to commemorate the Centennial of the French Revolution. It was inaugurated on November 15, 1889 and was placed so that it faced the Eiffel Tower [so not to have it’s back to the Élysée Palace].
Gardens, Paris However, it’s creator Bartholdi was most upset that it did not face the New York location of the Statue of Liberty. But with persistence, as was his nature, Batholdi finally achieved getting the statue turned to face America at the time of the World's Fair in Paris in 1889. What does the tablet say on the statue of liberty, that the Swan Alley Statue of Liberty holds? It is inscribed with the dates IV Juillet 1776 et XIV Julliet 1789 [the dates of the US and French revolutions].
Now then, there is America’s Statue of Liberty, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and the most majestic Lady Liberty [as she is affectionately called] of them all. She's over 151 feet tall [on her base she’s more than 305 feet tall] and she’s truly magnificent! The statue was a gift to America from the French in honor of the Centennial of American independence. It is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The statues title is ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’ [but it is known to Americans as ‘The Statue of Liberty’].
The Statue of Liberty annual budget amounted to $13,261,000 for fiscal 2004.
Construction of the statue began in 1875 in France, and was completed in June 1884. A design patent, for the statue was issued, by the United States Patent Office, on February 18, 1879. The statue was dismantled and shipped to New York, arriving on June 19, 1885. The statue then took four months to rebuild. On Lady Liberty’s tablet is inscribed “July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals, Day of America's Independence from Britain: July 4, 1776”, and inscribed upon the base for the statue is an excerpt from Emma Lazarus poem "The New Colossus" which reads as follows [excerpt]:
The following partial excerpt from the poem that was written to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty pedestal:
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me
Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus," 1883
Now that our memories are refreshed about the Statue of Liberty [and her sister statues], we can only hope that everyone, on both sides of the Atlantic, remembers what she stands for - Friendship, Freedom and Peace between our two countries, and symbols for the rest of the world! We've given each other these symbols for these specific reasons!
God bless you all, stay safe, and have a very blessed 4th of July, and may God bless America.
I am a Born again Christian Woman,Preacher's Wife, Mom to 5 grown children, Nana to 11, and great grandma to 8. I love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind.
I just want to be all he wants me to and to live a simple and very peaceful life serving him daily. I want to be a blessing to those around me, and let my lord shine through me. We use the KJV Bible only, we believe it is the holy word of God, written by inspired men of old, filled and being led by the Holy Spirit of God.