The Forgotten 4th Verse of America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”

From secularstupidest.com


Arranged, performed, and recorded by Darin Southam
Produced, Directed, and Filmed by Darin Southam

Lyrics (Francis Scott Key 1814):

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, 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 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 wiped 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 victory and peace, may the heaven-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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One Response to “The Forgotten 4th Verse of America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner””

  1. WOW! I still come to tears and get goose-bumps when ever I hear this great song. Words can’t express what I feel still even tho our country has lost it’s way for many years now. I haven’t given up yet. I hope that this is the sentiment of most true Americans who know what is going on with the enemy within our country.

    We must never give up and lay down our lives and soul for what our forefathers fought and died for. I wish we had some of them here now. We so need some strong men to guide and teach all of us how to destroy the dark side. God bless America!

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