OH, Say, Can you see,
by the dawn's early light . . .
Oh, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-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 doth wave,
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
--Francis Scott Key