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The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

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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 & bright stars thro' the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watch'd, 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.

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 new 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, shall leave us no more

Their blood has wash'd 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 &c.

 

O! thus be it ever when free men 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 Pow'r 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.

 

Arrangement Copyright 2000 Don Wigton

  

A gentle flute declares the anthem of a nation underscored by the resonance of austere horns. . .a subtle piano chimes out that it is it in God that we trust. . .a powerful cello affirms a just cause is worth fighting for. . .dynamic percussion joins in to boldly triumph in the revered flag that waves over the Land of the free and the home of the brave!

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Song Story

 

Francis Scott Key wrote this glorious praise hymn that has become the national anthem for the USA.  He was an American lawyer and poet.  Key witnessed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbor in 1814. The victorious sight of the American flag still flying over the fort at daybreak inspired him to write the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner," which he set to the tune of an English drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven” by the Englishman John Stafford Smith.

 

First printed in a handbill and then in a Baltimore newspaper, it became a popular song.  Then in 1931, following a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress, a was law finally signed proclaiming "The Star Spangled Banner" to be the national anthem of the United States.

 

Look at the last stanza of this song and see what a marvelous testimony to God that it is!  And to know that such powerful words were adopted as our national anthem in the twentieth century is a powerful testimony of how recently the residents of this great land acknowledged God as being its sovereign Lord.  Every time this magnificent testimony of God’s lordship over the nations is sung before a ball game, the arguments of those who deny the Christian roots of America torn asunder. 

 

Also notice the powerful statements regarding the roll of war in God’s plan.  Can it be that God uses war to institute His will?  Consider the words of America’s national anthem which boldly proclaim: “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just. And this be our motto—‘In God is our Trust.’”

 

The very power of this song makes it so that hardly anyone, though can sing it!  Therefore, I didn’t even imagine that I could ask Vanessa to sing it.  So, I came up with an instrumental.  I wanted something different, but I desired to keep the patriotic flair.  So, I began the song with horns with a flute carrying the melody, as if it was leading the army into battle.  Soon the melodic Steinway piano enters in only to give way to a dynamic cello and electric piano declaring “and the rocket’s red glare.”  Eventually a full string section is joined by powerful drums that drive the dramatic conclusion home.

 

We pray that you are blessed by this piece and reminded of the prominent role that our God has played in the history of the United States of America.

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Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner are not the only songs available.  Look below for many more praise and worship mp3's, charts and worship Bible study.

The Christian hymn lyric and hymn story material offered on this page is only a portion of our ministry resources.  Click on some of the links below to acess more! is a subsidiary of Wigtune Company, formed as a service to the body of Christ.   Our vision is to encourage scriptural worship in the Church by offering free praise music and hymns performed in a contemporary manner along with a free on-line worship study book for personal devotions, Bible study groups, Sunday schools, pastors, music ministers and ministry training.  The worship study book  lends theological and historical support to the use of traditional Christian hymn-singing in conjunction with praise chorus singing. Click on one of the links below to enter into the Wigtune resource that interests you !

We believe that the current contention among Christian generations over church music is unnesessary.  One does not have to chose between the classic traditional hymns such as the patriotic songs America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle hymn of the Republic and the contemporary praise chorus and song.  Solomon declared that there is a place for everything under the sun. The worship musical material and the worship Bible study book offered at the Wigtune website support this theme.Vision Statement    Going to this page will inform the WEB surfer the circumstances that lead to the Wigtune offering of praise song and hymn along with the worship Bible study book that lends theology and history based support to the use of traditional Christian hymn singing  of the patriotic songs The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic in conjunction with praise chorus singing.  Wigtune Story    The free on-line worship Bible study book is a manual for the use of the pastor, teacher, music minister, Bible study group, sunday school and any situation where a theological and historical lesson regarding worship is desired.  The Bible study is presented in outline form with questions that require thoughtful answers to the biblical and history based information that is presented.  Free On-Line Worship Studybook   

Free mp3 praise music  including the patriotic hymn America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic in the form of tradtional Christian hymn performed in a contemporary manner and modern praise song and choruses mp3s.  Chord charts to many of these song mp3's are available for non-commercial ministry use.  Free Praise Music and Charts  

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When using the patriotic hymn material associated with America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle hymn of the Republic, patriotic, please help Wigtune Company by observing the copyright restrictions listed on this page.  The praise and worship materials (praise songs and hymns) have been offered up for free with love!  Copyright Restrictions    

What do you think of Wigtune's offering of praise music and worship study materials?  Let us know by e-mailing us and talking about The Star Spangeld Banner, Battle hymn of the Republic and America the Beautiful.  Contact Us    If you have been blessed by the free praise music (praise choruses and traditional hymns like America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic) and the worship study book, don't keep it to yourself.  Click here to see how you can spread the word!  Spread the Word!

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 Add your url to our praise and worship page featuring patriotic hymn material such as America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle hymn of the Republic, patriotic   Add URL    Click here to view the Wigtune statement of faith based upon orthodox Christian beliefs that are the foundation of patriotic hymn material such as America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Star Spangled Banner.  It is upon this profession that proclaims the doctrines of historical Christianity that the Wigtune praise and worship music and Bible study have been formulated.  Statement of Faith

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