~The Star Spangled Banner~
Verses 1 and 4
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts
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?
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,
for 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!
God Bless America!~
"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths.."