The Star-Spangled Banner
Cite This Page
O! 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 watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air / Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! 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
No refuge could save the hireling and slave, / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave
And this be our motto—"In God is our trust"