We ask Thy blessing to-day upon this glorious Republic. Shield her from error, guard her from corruption, make of her a nation after Thine own heart. For the liberty whose birthday we celebrate to-day, we give Thee gracious thanks, especially for the liberty of serving Thee according as Thou dost give us wisdom. Vouchsafe Thy continued providence over us, and eventually may we be gathered at Thy right hand in glory. Amen.
(A William Nyce., and Hubert Bunyea. Grace Before Meals. Philadelphia, PA, 1911)