Songs Of The Soldiers And Sailors U.S.

Official U.S. Forces Songbook circa 1917

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SONGS OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 9. 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, 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!
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 ev'ry gain divine!
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam,
TJndimm'd by human tears! America ! America !
God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea !
(Used by permission of Katherine Lee Bates.)
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