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 pilgrim feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
'Til all success be nobleness, and ev'ry gain divine!
That sees beyond the years,