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Did you ever Read?

Postby denick » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:30 am

Did you ever read the words to the poem, America, The Beautiful, written 100 years ago.

America, The Beautiful
Lyrics
 by Katharine Lee Bates – 1913

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!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet 

Whose stern impassioned stress

A thoroughfare of freedom beat 

Across the wilderness! 

America! America! 

God mend thine every flaw, 

Confirm thy soul in self-control, 

Thy liberty in law! 
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O beautiful for [b]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! 



O beautiful for halcyon skies, 

For amber waves of grain, 

For purple mountain majesties 

Above the enameled plain! 

America! America! 

God shed his grace on thee 

Till souls wax fair as earth and air 

And music-hearted sea! 



O beautiful for pilgrims feet, 

Whose stem impassioned stress 

A thoroughfare for freedom beat 

Across the wilderness! 

America! America! 

God shed his grace on thee 

Till paths be wrought through 
wilds of thought 

By pilgrim foot and knee! 



O beautiful for glory-tale 

Of liberating strife 

When once and twice, 

for man's avail 

Men lavished precious life!

America! America! 

God shed his grace on thee 

Till selfish gain no longer stain 

The banner of the free! 




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 

Till nobler men keep once again 

Thy whiter jubilee!



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