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O 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, through 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 thro’ the mist 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. Oh! 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 footstep’s 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.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation,
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r 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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The Star-Spangled Banner
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
©Rhythm On The Rock Productions
Psalm 33:12-19

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down
and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth —  
he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
NIV
The Star-Spangled Banner

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States of America, with
lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. Key, a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet,
wrote them as a poem after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore,
Maryland, by British ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.

Francis Scott Key was so inspired by the American victory and the sight of the large
American flag flying triumphantly above the fort. This flag, with fifteen stars and fifteen stripes,
came to be known as the Star Spangled Banner Flag and is today on display in the National
Museum of American History, a treasure of the Smithsonian Institution. It was restored in
1914 by Amelia Fowler, and again in 1998 as part of an ongoing conservation program.

Set to the tune of  “To Anacreon in Heaven,” a popular British drinking song, it became well-
known as an American patriotic song. With a range of one and a half octaves, it is known for
being notoriously difficult to sing. It was recognized for official use by the United States Navy
(1889) and the White House (1916), and was made the national anthem by a Congressional
resolution on 3 March 1931. Although the song has four stanzas, only the first is commonly
sung today.


(Info from
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An artist's rendering of the
battle at Fort McHenry
.
The caption reads;
"A VIEW of the BOMBARDMENT of
Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, by the British
fleet taken from the Observatory under the
Command of Admirals Cochrane & Cockburn
on the morning of the 13th of Sept 1814 which
lasted 24 hours & thrown from 1500 to 1800
shells in the Night attempted to land by forcing
a passage up the ferry branch but were
repulsed with great loss."
Christopher W. French
See other albums by Christopher W. French
"American Patriotic Music"
by, Christopher W. French
Enjoy more songs from these links below!
1. America The Beautiful
2. All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight
3. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
4. The Star-Spangled Banner
5. Yankee Doodle/Dandy
6. Listen to The Gettysburg Address
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