Sunday, May 29, 2011

America the Beautiful
 
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!
O beautiful for heroes prov'd
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 gain divine.
                   ~Katharine Lee Bates


~ Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/20/Americanflags.jpg

2 comments:

Linda said...

I love this hymn. God has certainly been good to our nation.

Hannah said...

Nice picture. Reminds me of the helicopter park.