America The Beautiful
   SATB/Harp/Organ
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Lyricist : Katherine Lee Bates (bio)
Composer : Samuel A. Ward (bio)
Arranger : Donna Howard (bio)
This is a beautiful, but simple arrangement for a choir with harp and organ arrangement.
Lyrics
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.

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.

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 gain divine.

Oh, beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities glean,
Undimmed by human tear!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Shining sea.