America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates
1 O beautiful for spacious skies,
2 For amber waves of grain,
3 For purple mountain majesties
4 Above the fruited plain!
5 America! America!
6 God shed His grace on thee
7 And crown thy good with brotherhood
8 From sea to shining sea!
9 O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
10 Whose stern, impassioned stress
11 A thoroughfare for freedom beat
12 Across the wilderness!
13 America! America!
14 God mend thine every flaw,
15 Confirm thy soul in self-control,
16 Thy liberty in law!
17 O beautiful for heroes proved
18 In liberating strife,
19 Who more than self their country loved,
20 And mercy more than life!
21 America! America!
22 May God thy gold refine,
23 Till all success be nobleness,
24 And every gain divine!
25 O beautiful for patriot dream
26 That sees beyond the years
27 Thine alabaster cities gleam
28 Undimmed by human tears!
29 America! America!
30 God shed His grace on thee
31 And crown thy good with brotherhood
32 From sea to shining sea!