Words to Star Spangled Banner!


Found interesting.

Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear?

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called “Anacreon in Heaven,” and then officially arranged by John Philip Sousa. Key’s famous lyrics entered the world as a broadside ballad, or a song written on a topical subject, and printed for wide distribution.

More than a century later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, and in 1931, the US Congress confirmed the decision. The tune has kicked off ceremonies of national importance and athletic events ever since.

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances. Here are all the four versers, as they were written 200 years ago by Key:

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d 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 rocket’s 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,
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—O 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 wash’d 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 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.

Prophecy Before your Eyes

I thought I was aware of things happening.  Wow…this guy shows you things that gabber been happening longer than a few years.  PLEASE WATCH!

Watch “One World Religion Coming Soon” on YouTube

One World Religion Coming Soon: http://youtu.be/SlMmLIAMh1o

Middle East Prophecy update 11/16/2014

Thank you Pastor JD!
God Bless

God Help Us All (what happened?)

We certainly have turned from God as a NATION.  This brings judgement to us when our government does this.  This was Thursday and then on Friday the National Cathedral (I think that is the name of the church) held the call to prayer for muslims…. Back to back. EYES OPEN FOLKS….. Deception is lulling many into a deeper sleep. Bible says to watch and pray….over and over. Do not be deceived over and over. God says many people will perish for a lack of knowledge. If you do not read the word of God and know the Word of God you just might be deceived into thinking this is a peaceful religion or that we all worship the same “god”. There is but one TRUE God….King of Kings, First and Last, Savior, Mighty Counselor, Beginning and End, The I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, the Ancient of Days, Jesus Christ! Only ONE WAY to HIM and it is ❌ not through the darkness pretending to be a light.

So horrible. I struggle sometimes with why do they say we are blessed to live in these last days, to be able to see the things we are seeing. I suppose when I am feeling that struggle it is because my faith is not where it should be. I step out on the water to walk towards Jesus and like Peter I get distracted and fear rises within me. Jesus tells us things will be worse than anything ever before and than ever will be. He tells us He is telling us ahead of time so that we will know.

So why is it that we have a hard time believing what we are seeing? Why do I catch myself thinking “oh surly you are making a bigger deal out of all this stuff”. Surly our government would not allow this stuff. Maybe it is because we have lived our lives through some good times (in the middle of plenty of bad), but I guess most of my life I have trusted the government. I have thought good always (for the most part) prevails! Good wins over evil. The truth always comes out in the end. In the end good will have victory over evil and truth will prevail in the end. I suppose we will have to live and possibly die in these last days in the time where there is going to be a longer period between the present day – evil that has arrived and this is where we must all learn to STAND FIRM and continue to STAND FIRM and put on the full armor of God. Remembering that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual rulers and principalities.

Dear God, help us to stand firm and help us in any unbelief we may have.  Help us to see the truth before our eyes.  Help us not to deceive ourselves with our own minds.  Give us Your wisdom.  Help us to be bold.  Help us to speak out for YOUR truth and not to shake in a corner claiming to have faith in the One and only true God!  You have victory and we can too if we have ALL of our trust in You!  You are patient wanting none to perish.  Thank you for that!  I praise your most Holy name!  Amen

The New World…How far away?

Watch so you may know.
Watch always.
Watch so you are not decieved.
Watch for the signs.

Why watch? It only depresses me.
If it did not say it so many times then ok, but it does.

You might say watching is a WARNING.
If you don’t watch how will you know where you are on Gods timeline?
If you don’t watch how will you know you are being lied to?

I hope I have your attention. Read Gods word and truth. Let it consume you. Pray for wisdom. Count the times you are told to watch.

If you watch, if you listen, if you discern the truth from the lies then…..

Now assuming you are watching and learning and following Christ (not in fear of what is to come, if you are His we need not fear man but fear God).

Now, when we see these things and this world changing and things the bible tells us NOT to do, then you better have thought this through. You better be ready to stand strong. We need The Lord God.

Bless you all

So True

Proverbs 12:11

Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have sense.

I can see a time coming I wish I knew how to work the land.  My parents and grandparents did but I was on a generation that only wanted to purchase food.

Letter to my Senator

You responded to my email and although you chose wording to try to smooth over the people of the state you represent you made decisions that have clearly spoken what you stand for and clearly who you are working with. I am not a republican or a democrat. I expect the person I vote for to work for the PEOPLE. Unfortunately you have been a part of what I consider the worst administration in my lifetime.

I asked along with many other Americans for you to take a stand for the people who you are supposed to represent. You did stand and therefore clearly defined yourself as our Senator. I will also take a stand at elections. We do not know, you may win or be defeated but we all have the right to make our choices.

I will say that no, I did not want the shutdown of the government but sometimes we have to stand up and try to fight for that which is worth fighting for. Many did that! I have great respect for those who did. They knew they would lose the battle but they stood anyway and took the chance and fought for the Americans and in the end what would be the best for the future of what was once a great nation. First mistake was passing the health bill without being able to know what was in it FIRST. Being told that you must pass it to know what is in it seems to be pretty insane to the majority of those of us on the outside of Washington who actually pay attention to what is going on. Secondly I would have to ask you IF YOU actually ever read and studied the entirety of it AFTER you helped to pass it? My guess would be no. Shame on you for not caring more about the future of your children and grandchildren and our future nation. Maybe you need to take a step back and humble yourself and see beyond Washington and see beyond your world you live in and all those who surround you. Step into the real world. The place where families are afraid of losing their jobs, afraid of how they will feed their families. People did have access to healthcare by the state if not by a job before but Washington tried to paint a different picture. Now most will be in a worse place from a healthcare position. Many will not notice this for a few years but when it becomes evident it will be far too late.

We are and always have been a giving people. When we have not been stripped of our own rights and choices and taxed to death so that we can have a BIGGER and ‘BIGGER government we have had the money to build companies and have jobs that pay others and provide good healthcare AND many families had the money to help those who have needed it. I have given money yearly to others WITHOUT any documentation which means no I would not be able to deduct on my taxes. I have given things and money to those who may not have been seeking government help. I am not alone. This administration is changing that. Soon none of us will be able to help others because every last one of us will be depending on a government who has decided they should tell us all what we can and cannot have and do. They will decide for us if we are deemed too old to TRY chemo to fight our cancer. They will decide if we are to just go back home and die. A couple of years ago my mother in law passed with cancer. She was 72. She had been told two years before and she made the choice to try to battle it. She also made the choice for when she wanted to stop the fight. We should each have the choice. We should not simply be notified by a government board about if we meet the criteria to have treatment or that we simply are not important enough in this world to use the healthcare system that has always been there for us. Sure it is not perfect and some changes need made but this administration is taking us down.

I have never spoken out for anything political in my life until now. I am only one voice. I want you to know I will continue to watch what is going on in Washington. I know Washington is counting on the millions of Americans who are too busy playing games on the internet or too busy watching reality TV to see or to learn what the reality is around them. That is simply where we are today. I will keep fighting for the future of this country. I also assume you will keep playing the games in Washington.

Thank you for your time. I feel certain that you will never see this and your staff MIGHT or might not. God Bless.