O beautiful for halcyon skies,For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majestiesAbove the enameled plain!America! America!God shed His grace on thee,Till souls wax fair as earth and airAnd music-hearted sea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feetWhose stern, impassioned stressA thoroughfare for freedom beatAcross the wilderness!America! America!God shed His grace on theeTill paths be wrought through wilds of thoughtBy pilgrim foot and knee!
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O beautiful for glory-taleOf liberating strife,When once or twice, for man’s avail,Men lavished precious life!America! America!God shed His grace on theeTill selfish gain no longer stain,The banner of the free!
O beautiful for patriot dreamThat sees beyond the yearsThine alabaster cities gleamUndimmed by human tears!America! America!God shed His grace on theeTill nobler men keep once againThy whiter jubilee!
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