Written by English clergyman John Newton(1725-1807) as expiation for his involvement with the slave trade. First presented as part of a sermon in 1773, it was published in 1779, then forever after sung to the tune "New Britain" beginning in 1835.
Words by Alfred H. Miles and Royal Lovell, music by Charles Zimmerman, 1906. Originally a football song for Annapolis midshipmen, this is now the official anthem of the U.S. Navy.
Words and music by Robert M. Crawford,1939. The official song of the Air Corps during WWII, now the official anthem of the U.S. Air Force.
Words & music by Edmund L. Gruber, 1908. The work of an Artillery Corps lieutenant while stationed in the Phillipines, now the official anthem of the U.S. Army.
Words by Julia Ward Howe set to the tune of "John Brown's Body" sung by Northern troops during the Civil War, 1862. One of the most stirring anthems ever written, a rallying cry for genuine freedom fighters everywhere. A personal favorite of (half-American) Winston Churchill who requested that it be played at his funeral.