Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July

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

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

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
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.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabster 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.

Music - Samuel A. Ward, 1888
Words - Katherine Lee Bates 
America the Beautiful as I see it. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!
As always,


Allison said...

Happy fourth of July!!!!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey There! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog about the built-ins I'm doing for my son. :) You shouldn't be afraid of power tools, they're your friends! LOL I LOVE them! Anytime I get any extra money I buy a tool, I have a problem, I know. :) I can't wait to show you guys how much I've gotten done on his cabinets in the past couple of days! My pics i posted were from a few days ago...I've done a lot more to them now! :)
Hope you have a great week!!
Blessings & hugs!
Missy :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

LOVE it! Happy belated 4th of July to you!!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Sandra said...

That was one of the patriotic songs we sung at church on Sunday...makes you proud to be an American and live in the USA!