630. 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 thorough-fare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry 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 ev'ry 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 Lee Bates
Meter: 8.6.8.6.D.(C.M.D.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Scripture:
Tune Information
Name: MATERNA
Composer: Samuel A. Ward
Meter: 8.6.8.6.D.(C.M.D.)
Key: B♭ Major



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