Thursday, May 31, 2007

Something that you'll like doing and will spread joy!

The next time that your church has a time for "requests," ask for the Star-spangled Banner. If they're doing full songs, do the whole thing. If they only do one verse per song, ask for the last verse. It
O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand,
  Between their lov'd home, and the war's desolation.
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land,
  Praise the Power 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.
is very inspiring, God-honoring, and doesn't end with a question, but with a bold statement!

If you happen to be performing the Anthem before an event, think about singing this with/instead. Our church choir has been invited to sing this for the local Rockies' farm team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, for the last three years. They get many compliments. :^)


Anonymous said...

We shall definitely include that in our repertoir.
I also particularly enjoy the last verse of the British National Anthem which alas is now entirely unheard in public and unknown to the majority of the British people.
Britain will never again be great while such noble sentiments are frowned on by those who pay moronic lip service to political correctness (itself a paradoxical contradiction of its own terminology). (Read Karl Popper on scientific theory and apply his findings to politicians.)

Mark said...

And thanks for info on the Brits. I'll check it out.