God bless you and God bless America
To Columbia 7: A Tribute
To you, the valiant heirs of Prometheus,
Of Liebnitz, Kepler, and Copernicus,
We mourn our lose but celebrate the cause
That caused the ultimate measure of your
Devotion, proclaimed in blazing glory,
And sealed your rendezvous with Destiny.
In votive gratitude and homage pledge
To keep your tourch aflame and let endure
Ages of unbegot posterity.
Hence every fragment that your ship had strewn
Should our ambitions amply leverage
And claim your vintage courage as our own:
All wholesome sacrifice to Liberty
The ransom price for Immortality!!