Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!

Today I would like to post a few of the lesser-known verses of the star spangled banner. Whenever I read the stanzas of this song, I always imagine how it must have been for Francis Scott Key to watch the British bombing Fort McHenry...hoping for a flash of light to reveal that the flag was still there, that the fort had not fallen.
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foes 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 in the stream
Tis' the star-spangled banner! Oh how long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! Thus be it ever, when free men 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.
Thus conquer we must, when our cause it is just
Then 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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