Bruce Cockburn’s Christmas is a tradition around here. Thanks to Quercus126 for providing this rendition. If you want to hear it played by the man himself, it’s here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3YF8nH7J0o
O! 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!