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Marine Leaves Crowd in Awe Sharing the Godly Message in Fourth Verse of Our National Anthem!


Seldom do we hear more than the first verse of the Star Spangled Banner, our country’s beloved national anthem. But there is more to this inspiring song and it should be celebrated! One Marine veteran shared this belief and took it upon himself to enlighten a crowd with the fourth verse of the Star Spangled Banner. The best part of this verse is the glory it gives to God which is ever important in an increasingly liberal America.

The lyrics are below but we like hearing him sing it best! Watch him belt out this often overlooked verse and share it with your proud friends and family!

Oh, 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 thru the perilous fight,
O’er 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.
Oh, 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! Oh 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 washed out their foul footsteps’ 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!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made 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-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Did this make you wish we heard the fourth verse more often? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!



  1. Jerry says:

    As a preacher, I have frequently used this last stanza as part of a Fourth of July message. I also liked the way this man sang it. He did not try to reinvent the melody or the time. I like the National Anthem to be sung as it was written.

  2. Lorrie says:

    Yes, I wish the 4th verse was sung more often. But, with the current administration, it would most likely be declared unconstitutional. I pray, yes pray, that we get a new president who demands respect for our flag, our history, and who brings back America’s strength, freedoms lost under Obama, and world recognition as the leader of liberty, faith, & respect. God bless the USA.