Wednesday, July 4, 2007

July 2007


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!

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!
~Francis Scott Key

"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."
~Proverbs 14:34

7 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

That's a cute cake that your sister made. Looks really yummy....and of course the words of our national anthem are so good. Thanks for posting! Love you, Ruth Ann

Sarah said...

Very pretty pictures, I love the cake! Happy be-lated Fourth of July!

BrittLeigh said...

Ah, great hymn! And I love the pictures. Very creative cake!!!

Lydia said...

I have never read the whole thing before.Thanks for shareing it.
Lydia
P.S. Still waiting for that letter.=)

Kim said...

Wow! You got a really nice picture of fireworks! :) Your cake looked good!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Thank ya'll for your comments. :)

Lydia, it's in the mail, sorry for taking so long! :)

Anna Naomi said...

Neat! I decorated a cake like that for my 8th birthday - I need to do that again, for it was really good!