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    The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
    By 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 thru the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, 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! 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 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!

    Oh! 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!


    America the Beautiful Words by Katharine Lee Bates,

    Melody by Samuel Ward            

       

                   

    O beautiful for spacious skies,

    For amber waves of grain,

    For purple mountain majesties

    Above the fruited plain!

    America! America!

    God shed his grace on thee

    And crown thy good with brotherhood

    From sea to shining sea!


    O beautiful for pilgrim feet

    Whose stern impassioned stress

    A thoroughfare of freedom beat

    Across the wilderness!

    America! America!

    God mend thine every flaw,

    Confirm thy soul in self-control,

    Thy liberty in law!


    O beautiful for heroes proved

    In liberating strife.

    Who more than self their country loved

    And mercy more than life!

    America! America!

    May God thy gold refine

    Till all success be nobleness

    And every gain divine!


    O beautiful for patriot dream

    That sees beyond the years

    Thine alabaster cities gleam

    Undimmed by human tears!

    America! America!

    God shed his grace on thee

    And crown thy good with brotherhood

    From sea to shining sea!


    My Country Tis of Thee


    My country tis of thee,

    Sweet land of liberty,

    Of thee I sing.

    Land where my fathers died!

    Land of the Pilgrim's pride!

    From every mountain side,

    Let freedom ring!

    My native country, thee,

    Land of the noble free,

    Thy name I love.

    I love thy rocks and rills,

    Thy woods and templed hills;

    My heart with rapture fills

    Like that above.

    Let music swell the breeze,

    And ring from all the trees

    Sweet freedom's song.

    Let mortal tongues awake;

    Let all that breathe partake;

    Let rocks their silence break,

    The sound prolong.

    Our father's God to, Thee,

    Author of liberty,

    To Thee we sing.

    Long may our land be bright

    With freedom's holy light;

    Protect us by Thy might,

    Great God, our King!



    You're a Grand Old Flag

    by George M. Cohan

       


       

           

               

    You're a grand old flag,

    You're a high flying flag

    And forever in peace may you wave.

    You're the emblem of

    The land I love.

    The home of the free and the brave.

    Ev'ry heart beats true

    'neath the Red, White and Blue,

    Where there's never a boast or brag.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

    You're a grand old flag,

    You're a high flying flag

    And forever in peace may you wave.

    You're the emblem of

    The land I love.

    The home of the free and the brave.

    Ev'ry heart beats true

    'neath the Red, White and Blue,

    Where there's never a boast or brag.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

           

           



     
Last Modified on September 3, 2019