From the recording Songs From The Silo
Music by Samuel Ward, Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain
America, sweet America God done shed his grace on thee He crowned thy good, yes he did, in brotherhood From sea to shining sea
Oh 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 'Til 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!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood