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Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hope you are all having a safe, relaxing fun time with family and friends!


I came across this video - it was a Q & A forum type meeting - the last question was followed by a comment and a song. The last verse of the Star Spangled Banner. A forgotten verse or deleted verse but I think is more proof that our country was founded on Godly principles with Him first in mind to help further the country.
I have written out all the verses as well - enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
f9_bP219ehQ&feature=youtu.be



Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause. it is just,
And this be our motto: "IN GOD IS OUR TRUST"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave
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USE2BWILD 12/11/2010 3:04AM

    I never heard the other verses. The author of this was so talented. I love to write poetry. I am in awe of the talent in writing this. :-) emoticon

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