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America the Beautiful

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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.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

Text Information

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First Line:
O beautiful for spacious skies
Title:
America the Beautiful
Author:
Katharine Lee Bates (1893)
Meter:
8.6.8.6 D
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Scripture Songs

Tune Information

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Title:
MATERNA
Composer:
Samuel A. Ward (1882)
Meter:
8.6.8.6
Copyright:
Public Domain