The Star Spangled Banner
By Erick Posted in War — Comments (2) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
On September 12, 2001, I attended a prayer service at the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Macon, GA. As is typical with so many civic affairs in our country, only one stanza of the Star Spangled Banner was sung. This time, however, we sang the last stanza, which was and is most appropriate, and is also under appreciated. Moe's clip below reminded of this. Here now are the words to the last stanza:
O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home 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 preserv'd 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!