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Our National Anthem---the Other Prophetic Verses
Our National Anthem---the Other Prophetic Verses ^ | September 14, 2001 | Geroge Grant

Posted on 09/17/2001 9:17:29 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade

Our National Anthem---the Other Prophetic Verses

The War of 1812 was fiercely raging when Francis Scott Key, a Washington attorney was sent to the British naval command to secure the release of a prisoner when the fleet began to bombard the placements of American fortifications in Baltimore at Fort McHenry. Key had to watch in agony, wondering if his nation could possibly withstand such a barrage.

Though the battle raged through the night, the American defenses stood firm. The sight of the flag still flying over the fort the next morning inspired the young lawyer to pen the immortal words of the Star Spangled Banner, on September 14,1814.

Though the first verse of the anthem is well known, sung at the opening of most political and sporting events, the other verses are almost entirely unknown:

O! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming:
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
Oer 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:
O! say, does the star-spangled banner still wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mist of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, oer 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 on the stream
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is the band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country would leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's 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.

O! thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the foes desolation;
Blessd with victory and peace, may our heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
THEN CONQUER WE MUST, FOR 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.


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1 posted on 09/17/2001 9:17:29 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Also see A war anthem from America's fighting men: The American Battle Hymn.
2 posted on 09/17/2001 9:23:09 AM PDT by American Soldier
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To: dead culture watch, PatiPie,ChaseR,Registered,Philman_36, Arthur Wildfire! March
In God is our trust.
3 posted on 09/17/2001 9:24:48 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: American Soldier
"I saw the gleaming towers when the Beast came crashing in;
I swore our foes would reap the bitter harvest of their sin;
For the light shall conquer darkess and the just will surely win..."

Thank you.

4 posted on 09/17/2001 9:30:08 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: 185JHP,Dataman,Otterpond,Mudboy Slim, the_doc,George W. Bush,RnMomof7,Aloha Ronnie,Anonymous2
In God is our trust.
5 posted on 09/17/2001 9:32:53 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade, backhoe, HELLRAISERII, flamefront
THEN CONQUER WE MUST, FOR OUR CAUSE IT IS JUST AND THIS BE OUR MOTTO "IN GOD IS OUR TRUST!"
6 posted on 09/17/2001 9:39:43 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade, American Soldier
Thank you for posting these two great songs for all of us to remember that we live under the grace of an all-powerful God in whose trust we place.

God bless you both!

7 posted on 09/17/2001 9:46:40 AM PDT by PatiPie
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Thank you. An excellent post. I doubt most people are even aware of the other three verses.
8 posted on 09/17/2001 9:52:44 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: RonDog, goodieD
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9 posted on 09/17/2001 9:53:40 AM PDT by PatiPie
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Too weird. My dad just told me to read the final verse of the Star Spangled Banner as it was most appropriate to our current situation. Thanks and BTTT!
10 posted on 09/17/2001 9:56:11 AM PDT by esoteric
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To: BeforeISleep,Babz,abner,Just another Joe, chuck allen, Mo1,W1Mom
Thank you to every Freeper who stands for truth and honesty and decency. Because of people like you and others at FR who extend kindness and hope and truth even to those they do not know, our nation grows stronger and will not crumble, not at the hands of corruption, not at the hands of cowardice, not at the hands of terrorists.

"Henceforth, I call you friends...."(John 15)

A friend recently told me: "If you love the truth, then know that some things in this life are more valuable than life itself."

the hour is come." (John 12)

God bless you and may our prayers keep us all in His will.

LOL,LGE

11 posted on 09/17/2001 10:01:11 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: esoteric
Too weird.

Not weird. It's God. If you listen, you will hear. He speaks to all, often with the same words.

God bless you. LOL, LGE

12 posted on 09/17/2001 10:06:02 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Thank you so very much for posting those additional verses, very uplifting and inspiring. God Bless America !! In God We Trust !
13 posted on 09/17/2001 10:07:21 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: George W. Bush
Ditto #11 and thank you.

LOL,LGE

14 posted on 09/17/2001 10:09:02 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
I never knew the other verses but they are most appropriate.
Bookmarked to keep them in mind.
15 posted on 09/17/2001 10:14:45 AM PDT by Just another Joe
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Good bump
16 posted on 09/17/2001 10:15:19 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Thanks and BUMP.
17 posted on 09/17/2001 10:18:36 AM PDT by the_doc
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To: Just another Joe
You may also want to read #2 and #4.
18 posted on 09/17/2001 10:18:55 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
In God is our trust.
Ain't that the truth!
19 posted on 09/17/2001 10:38:35 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: PatiPie
thank you.
20 posted on 09/17/2001 10:51:53 AM PDT by goodieD
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To: PatiPie
Thanks for the "flag" (as it were!), PatiPie!

I also like the "TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD" part of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic!"

21 posted on 09/17/2001 11:36:34 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
I also like the "TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD" part of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic!"

Me, too!  (On, mercy, I'm not acting very Christianly but that's the way I feel right now.)

LET'S PLOW, A </font color>R </font!!!

22 posted on 09/17/2001 12:28:56 PM PDT by PatiPie
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To: philman_36
"Praise THE Power that hath made and preserved us a nation."

LOL,LGE

23 posted on 09/17/2001 4:35:28 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: DreamWeaver,ChaseR,PatiPie,George W. Bush,Just Another Joe,American Soldier,RnMomof7
Rev. John Witherspoon, New Jersey's delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 said:

"There is a tide in the affairs of men. We perceive it now before us. To hesitate is to consent to our own slavery...I would infinitely rather [die] at the hand of the executioner than desert at the crisis the sacred cause of my country."

Amen.

LOL,LGE

24 posted on 09/17/2001 4:46:13 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
I would infinitely rather [die] at the hand of the executioner than desert at the crisis the sacred cause of my country."

I cannot count the times since this tragedy happened, that I wish I was of the age to be accepted to join our Armed Services. There are very few things I would be " willing" to die for and my country is surely one of them, and this is certainly one of "those times".

25 posted on 09/17/2001 4:53:58 PM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Bump! And may God bless you too!
BIS
26 posted on 09/17/2001 6:02:48 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: DreamWeaver
You are a brave and honorable person. God bless you. But you can also do a great deal without being in the Armed Forces. Let your patriotism be known and stand for the truth. That will make a difference to your peers. I have two teenagers and they have a new found respect for patriots. By supporting and honoring those that do have to fight, we can be their most valuable weapon. There is no greater force or weapon on earth than the power of words. God bless you and give you the wisdom to make yours count.

LOL,LGE

27 posted on 09/17/2001 6:05:10 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: Aloha Ronnie, SamAdams76,Patriotic Teen, Dare To Be Free,MissAmericanPie, Jefferson Adams
THEN CONQUER WE MUST, FOR 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.

God grant us wisdom.

28 posted on 09/17/2001 6:15:26 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LibertyGirl77,Illbay,A.J.Armitage,Keyes for President,damian5,Nobodysfool,Bill Rice
"THEN CONQUER WE MUST, FOR 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."

God grant us wisdom.

29 posted on 09/17/2001 6:22:29 PM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Amen!
30 posted on 09/17/2001 7:09:13 PM PDT by Keyes For President (God bless America)
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Thank You so much and here is a BUMP!!!
31 posted on 09/17/2001 7:54:07 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
God grant us repentence.
32 posted on 09/17/2001 8:25:12 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Rev. John Witherspoon, New Jersey's delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 said:

"There is a tide in the affairs of men. We perceive it now before us. To hesitate is to consent to our own slavery...I would infinitely rather [die] at the hand of the executioner than desert at the crisis the sacred cause of my country."

Amen and amen.

Dr. Witherspoon was such a great patriot, pastor, and scholar . . . an inspiration to all of us.

33 posted on 09/17/2001 10:22:53 PM PDT by PatiPie
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
Thank you for your kind words. God Bless you and your family.
34 posted on 09/18/2001 4:52:50 AM PDT by DreamWeaver
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To: Patriot76,2sheep,Thinkin "Gal,ortheDeclaration,babylonian,TrueBeliever9,sirgawain
THEN CONQUER WE MUST, FOR 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.

God bless us all!

LOL,LGE

35 posted on 09/18/2001 7:49:43 AM PDT by LoneGreenEyeshade
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To: LoneGreenEyeshade
A new verse for the Star Spangled Banner has been written. It’s called the “prophecy verse”. For those unfamiliar with the prophecies about America... We’re supposed to experience plague, earthquake, nuclear strikes, invasion by a coalition of nations, destruction of our military and our government, and brutal occupation. All of this, according to the prophecies, is ordained by God as a judgement on our national sin.

However that’s not the end of it. American guerillas never give up, and eventually, divine intervention strengthens their hand, breaking the occupation and bringing victory. These prophecies are all over the internet, you can read them elsewhere. Interestingly, Red Dawn (1984) was supposedly based in part on one of them, which leads some folks to call this coming conflict, the “Red Dawn War”.

Anyway....without further adieu...

STAR SPANGLED BANNER — PROPHECY VERSE
- Inspired by the war prophecies of George Washington, Sarah Hoffman, Chuck Youngbrandt et al.
- Not to be sung publicly til after the war...

Oh say can you see, by the savage red dawn,
The long-prophesied war, and our land’s devastation?
For God’s judgement is just, yet His mercy lives on,
In the remnant preserved, for restoring the nation.
With our government gone, our guerillas fought on
And victory came, when the Lord made them strong
And the star spangled banner, by God’s grace shall wave,
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Print it out, save it in your survival stash, just in case....

36 posted on 05/19/2012 10:05:43 PM PDT by Rytwyng (I'm still fond of the United States. I just can't find it. -- Fred Reed)
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