Aug 24, 2010

The Shocking Fourth Verse Of The Star-Spangled Banner

Did you know that there is more than one verse to our national anthem?  It's true!  The Star-Spangled Banner actually has four verses.  In particular, the fourth verse of the Star-Spangled Banner is particularly shocking.  It actually mentions God!  Shhhh!  Don't let the ACLU know!  They will file a court case and try to get those words stripped out of our national anthem in the name of "separation of church and state".  That is how ridiculous things have gotten in America today.  Political correctness rules and our heritage is being lost. 

In the video posted below, a Marine stuns the crowd at a Tea Party event by singing the fourth verse of the Star Spangled Banner. His incredible rendition will surely stir the heart of any red-blooded American.  Please send this video out to as many people as you can.... 

The following are the complete lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner....

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 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 in 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!

1 comment:

  1. Amen, The Star-Spangled Banner Should Left Alone and The Original Should only be used! Praise Jesus Christ Today and Everyday!