Re: the heav'n-rescued land

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 07:23:22 MDT

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Damien Broderick wrote:

> 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":

Third verse is even more fun....

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!

Used to sing that at the top of my lungs at ball games instead of the
first verse like everyone else. Got no end of dirty looks.

I was a stinker...


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