AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.......................  

katsback 57F
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7/1/2006 8:18 am
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.......................

America The Beautiful
A patriotic song which can parallel the national anthem of the United States (‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in terms of popularity.

Lyrics
Oh 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.

Oh beautiful, for pilgrims' feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw;
Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!

Oh 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,
'Til all success be nobleness, and ev'ry gain divine!

Oh beautiful, for patriot's 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!

God Bless America
Another very popular American patriotic song is written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. It’s also sometimes considered a national anthem of US, though unofficially.




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