Star-Spangled Banner

Star-Spangled Banner ist der Name der Nationalhymne der USA.

1.)
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?

2.)
On the shore dimly seen
Thru the mist 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.
This the star-spangled banner
O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave!

3.)
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!

4.)
Oh! thus be it ever
When freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes
And the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry 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
For ever shall wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave!

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