Star Spangled Banner's 2nd Verse

O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand

Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;

Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-res-cued land

Praise the Pow'r 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.


Words: Francis Scott Key, 1779-1834

Music: Origin Unknown, 18th Century; attr. John Stafford Smith, 1750-1836

"Some trust in chariots and ...horses, but we trust in ... God"

Psalm 20:7 NIV