Text: Katharine Lee Bates, 1859-1929
|O||beautiful for||spacious skies,|
|God||shed his||grace on||thee|
|and||crown thy good with||brotherhood|
|O||beautiful for||patriot dream|
|that||sees be||yond the||years,|
|God||shed His||grace on||thee||.|
|And||crown thy good with||brotherhood|
Yes, America The beautiful is a patriotic song. Perhaps you've been asked to play it in your church or at a special occasion. God Bless America is another favorite.
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America the Beautiful
Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1847-1903
"America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates and the music composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the July 4th edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. The poem was titled America for publication. Ward had originally written the music, Materna, for the 1600s hymn O Mother dear, Jerusalem in 1882. Ward's music combined with the Bates poem was first published in 1910 and titled America the Beautiful. The song is one of the most beloved and popular of the many American patriotic songs. From time to time it has been proposed as a replacement for The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem."
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Today we remember and honor those men and women in uniform who have died in service to our country. Hope you're having a beautiful day, this Memorial Day!
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