Tuesday, November 4, 2008

America The Beautiful

Feeling quite patriotic this evening .... and VERY BLESSED to live in this wonderful country.
So let's have a little sing-a-long, shall we?

All together now! :-)




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 impassioned stressA thoroughfare of freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country lovedAnd 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 shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for halcyon skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the enameled plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee Till souls wax fair as earth and air And music-hearted sea! O beautiful for pilgrims feet, Whose stem impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God shed his grace on thee Till paths be wrought through wilds of thought By pilgrim foot and knee! O beautiful for glory-tale Of liberating strife When once and twice, for man's avail Men lavished precious life! America! America! God shed his grace on thee Till selfish gain no longer stain The banner of the free! 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 Till nobler men keep once again Thy whiter jubilee!

6 comments:

BusyBeeSuz said...

My favorite song...always brings tears to my eyes!!!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Suz,
We can picture Dave Matthews singing it. His cute little self.
:-)

KingdomWriter said...

Yes, but Obama won???

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

God Bless America! I love this country. What a blessing this night has been!!!

74WIXYgrad said...

One nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Cliff, you nailed it!
Let's all remember to PRAY for our new president - he has a HUGE job ahead of him.