AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL


                                 by: Katharine Lee Bates
                                                    

         O BEAUTIFUL for spacious skies,

           For amber waves of grain,

         For purple mountain majesties

           Above the fruited plain I

         America! America!

           God shed His grace on thee

         And crown thy good with brotherhood

           From sea to shining seal

         

         O beautiful for pilgrim feet,

           Whose stern, impassioned stress

         A thoroughfare for freedom beat

           Across the wilderness!

         America! America!

           God mend thine every flaw,

         Confirm thy soul in self-control,

           Thy liberty in law!

         

         O beautiful for heroes proved

           In liberating strife,

         Who more than self their country loved,

           And mercy more than life!

         America! America!

           May God thy gold refine,

         Till all success be nobleness

           And every gain divine!

         

         O beautiful for patriot dream

           That sees beyond the years

         Thine alabaster cities gleam

           Undimmed by human tears!

         America! America!

           God shed His grace on thee,

         And crown thy good with brotherhood

           From sea to shining sea!



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