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PATRIOTISM AND DEMOCRACY


153 O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
(MATERNA C. M. D.)
Katherine Lee Bates,1893, revised 1910 Samuel A. Ward,1882
 
  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, impas-sioned 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 ! Amen.

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