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The Military Order of the Purple Heart
SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOME

History of and lyrics to America The Beautiful


Lyrics

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!
America! America!
God mend thine
every flaw,
Confirm thy soul
in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for
heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self
their country love
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success
be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for
patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster
cities gleam
Undimmed by
human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good
with brotherhood
 From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for
halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple
mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair
as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for
pilgrims feet,
Whose stem
impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for
freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be
wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for
glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no
longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for
patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster
cities gleam
Undimmed by
human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men
keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

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