REVOLUTIONARY OFFICER; MEMBER OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS; SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION; “PENMAN OF THE CONSTITUTION”; DIPLOMAT; U. S. SENATOR
There must be religion. When that ligament is torn, society is disjointed and its members perish… [T]he most important of all lessons is the denunciation of ruin to every state that rejects the precepts of religion.
Our Father in heaven,
We thank You for the godly heritage of our founding fathers. We stand in agreement with the words of Gouverneur Morris and declare, “There must be religion!” to the city of Philadelphia. There must be Jesus! Jesus is the King of kings! Jesus is the Lord of lords! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Amen.
Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1821 (New York: E. Bliss and E. White, 1821), pp. 32, 34, from “An Inaugural Discourse Delivered Before the New York Historical Society by the Honorable Gouverneur Morris, (President,) 4th September, 1816.”
Hat tip: America’s Founding Fathers