From the recording Stand Your Ground



Verse One: (Verse/lyric by Ann M. Wolf, for such a time as this)
Oh, say can you see by a heavenly light
That guides our hands and our hearts through the night?
That all people can hold to Liberty’s goal
To build from our dreams, as our vision unfolds
And to teach all our young, from where all blessings come
With God as our Leader and the source of all love
Oh say does our Star-Spangled banner fly high
To remember freedom’s song ever brightening our skies!

Verse Two: (Traditional and historic verse)
Oh! Thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may our Heav’n saved land
Praise the Power that made and preserved us a nation!
Then protect we must, when our cause it is just
And this be our motto, that “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!

Verse Three: (Our National Anthem)
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
Through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watched,
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;
Oh! Say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Verse One – Words by Ann M. Wolf
Verse Two & Three – Words by Francis Scott Key