727. America, the Beautiful

1 O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain,
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea!

2 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!

3 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!

4 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!

Text Information
First Line: O beautiful for spacious skies
Title: America, the Beautiful
Author: Katharine L. Bates, 1859-1929
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:7; Ephesians 1:7; Psalm 33:12
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MATERNA
Composer: Samuel A. Ward, 1848-1903
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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