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"To Anacreon in Heaven"
F. S. Key

O say, can you 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 rampart’s 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 that Star-spangled Banner et 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 there foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As its 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!
This the Star-spangled Banner: oh, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh, thus be it ever, when freeman shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescue land
Praise the power that hath and preserved 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-sprangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Amen.