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229. [O beautiful for spacious skies]

3 O beautiful beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
Ah, ah, ah,
confirm thy soul,
thy liberty in law.

Text Information
First Line: [O beautiful for spacious skies]
Author: Katherine Lee Bates
Publication Date: 1991
Language: English
Notes: America the Beautiful (United Methodist Hymnal #696)
Tune Information
Name: MATERNA
Composer: Samuel A. Ward
Composer (descant): Charles H. Webb
Key: a minor
Copyright: Descant © 1965 Shawnee Press, Inc.
Notes: Descant (Vocal or Instrumental), Trumpet suggested, part transposed for Bb trumpet in Appendix A



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