You’ve probably sung this song many times, but have you ever heard the 4th verse? I thought it was worth sharing.
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, through 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 thro’ 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?
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 is just,
And this be our motto — “IN GOD IS OUR TRUST.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.