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Be Inspired To Love God & Live Free by ALL THE WORDS of The Star Spangled Banner!

****The Devotional Message below is from Glorious Messages About God & Freedom for Week 20 during May right before Memorial Day Weekend however it is so important today that everyone know ALL THE WORDS to the Star Spangled Banner that we are making it available here all the time.

Week 20 - The Star Spangled Banner Displays The Love For And Trust In God Of Our Ancestors!

American Flag and Last Stanza of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

On this glorious Sunday of our Lord and Savior Jesus I would like for everyone to actually read ALL the words of our national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner.” When Francis Scott Key originally penned these immortal words he was pouring out his jubilation and thanksgiving that the American flag was still flying over Fort McHenry in the morning after an intense bombardment by British warships all night long. Unfortunately most people are only familiar with the first stanza and have never read the rest and as a result have little idea how much Francis Scott Key praised and thanked God for our “heav’n rescued land.” By reading the entire poem we can also clearly see the kind of love for and trust in God that our ancestors like Francis Scott Key possessed and how important they believed it was that our nation always honor God. As Francis Scott Key said it so well in a speech he gave several years before he wrote our national anthem: "The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, 'a lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his paths.'(Psalm 119:105) He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation." IF WE WANT TO AGAIN HAVE THE SAME KIND OF FREEDOM IN OUR COUNTRY THAT OUR ANCESTORS WERE SO BLESSED TO ENJOY THEN WE NEED TO ALSO HAVE THE SAME KIND OF LOVE FOR AND TRUST IN GOD THAT OUR ANCESTORS HAD AS PROCLAIMED BY THE VERY WORDS OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER!” AMEN!
The Star Spangled Banner!
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!

Francis Scott Key Quote Christian Nation

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