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 Elizabeth Walker Stella: .AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

 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 impassion'd stress
 A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.

 America! America!
 God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
 Confirm thy soul in self-control,
 Thy liberty in law.