Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand …

In a stirring, impromptu, a cappella performance, an attendee at a Tea Party shares his love of freedom by singing the fourth verse of The Star Spangled Banner.


The lyrics he sang so powerfully are:

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory 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 in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

What a fitting message for this Independence Day, when we express our gratitude to the living God who “made and preserved us a nation.”

Thanks to my daughter Angie for pointing out this moving video.

God bless America!