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America the Beautiful

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1 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.

2 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 every gain divine.

3 O beautiful for patriot dream
that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law.

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful." Go to person page >



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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #630
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African American Heritage Hymnal #607TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #630
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #630TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #641Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #702TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #720TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #888TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #984Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #890TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #872Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #338Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #719TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #301Text
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #302Text
Hymns of Faith #548TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #193TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #788Text
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #800Page Scan
Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #57a
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #485Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #564TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #699
Sing Joyfully #600TextPage Scan
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #435
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #799Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #737
The Cyber Hymnal #4685TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #572TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #594
The New National Baptist Hymnal #472
The United Methodist Hymnal #696TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #229Text
The Worshiping Church #418TextPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #298TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #763TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #996
Worship and Rejoice #727TextAudioPage Scan
[Shaʻare shirah] = Gates of Song : Music for Shabbat #128
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