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America the Beautiful

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Uploaded by: BaroqueDMX (07/09/17)
Composer: Ward, Samuel A.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
Hymn No. in the LDS (US) Hymnal, "America the Beautiful".

Text: Katherine Lee Bates, 1859-1929
Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1848-1903

Scriptural References:
2 Nephi 1:5-7
1 Nephi 13:12-16

Tune Name: Materna

Introduction (full verse) and 4 verses:

Verse 1:
Oh, 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.

Verse 2:
Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

Verse 3:
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,
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry grain divine.

Verse 4:
Oh, beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America1
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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