O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

It’s been running through my brain and voice all day. Wish I’d sung it last night when I was out in my yard yelling “Yes, we can.” Sing with me now. (And then let’s ask Congress to make this our national anthem.)

America The Beautiful

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 impassion’d 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.

O beautiful for heroes prov’d 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.

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.

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