Kate Smith – God Bless America


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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The modern hate-mongers have attempted to cancel Kate Smith, not because she did anything wrong but because her breath-taking performance of this song, done repeatedly in all venues during her lifetime, infuriates them.

What isn’t often played, but is included in this version, is the opening verse:

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

I will always swear allegiance to freedom. May my country always consider itself among the ranks of free nations.

This short film appears to blend the song’s first performance in 1940, when the U.S. was not yet in World War II, with footage showing Americans of all stripes, listening. The scenes are staged, using Hollywood actors (including future president Ronald Reagan), but the feelings and thoughts expressed are all sincere and real.

Kate Smith – God Bless America from Visual Turn on Vimeo.

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3 comments

  • wayne

    “Star Spangled Banner in ASL”
    Sign With Robert- 2016
    https://youtu.be/z9nkIOdVDMc
    6:56

  • DALE h DUFFEY

    There is no doubt, the USA is the greatest country this world has ever known!! But at this time we should be praying for the USA, how dare we ask for that blessing, when we have a law allowing God’s greatest blessing, the blessing of life to be destroyed by #whoresnation!! As long as abortion is facilitated by the government, we do not have a right to that blessing!!!

  • John

    Did I miss that rare opening verse? Fake news! Fake news!

    Good rendition, she really belts out the lyrics.

    Cancel her over singing a song. Their insanity knows no bounds.

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