Did you know about this verse of the “The Star-spangled Banner” – we were >once< a Christian nation

by Steve Ray on May 23, 2020


Did you know about this forgotten verse to the “Star-spangled Banner”?

 (Picture: this is the flag on my front porch!)

“O thus be it ever when freemen 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 power 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.”

I am proud to be a Catholic American! I display our flag proudly and I am ever so grateful for my US passport so I can always come back home.

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Paula Loepfe May 24, 2020 at 5:10 AM

Amen! Thank you for sharing this. This should be sung in our churches! Oh wait, we can’t…they’re closed.

Bill912 May 24, 2020 at 11:05 AM

In the movie “Since You Went Away” (about a year in the life of a family during WWII), Lionel Barrymore, doing a cameo as a minister, recites that verse of The Star-Spangled Banner during a sermon.

It’s also a terrific movie. (That’s my SDG impression).

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