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138 Songs That Every Child Should Know
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists 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 on the stream, 'T is the Star-spangled Banner. Oh! long may it
wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh! thus be it ever, when foemen shall stand Between their loved home and foul war's desolation; Blest with vic'try 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 course is so 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.
The Wearin' O' The Green
Dion Boucicault introduced this song into the play of Arrah-na-Pogue. It created such a sensation in London that parliamentary agitation followed.