Sunday, July 3, 2011

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!
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 loved,
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!

~Katherine Lee Bates

God bless America!

Happy 4th of July!



  1. Dearest Wendy,

    Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones! What a beautiful tribute to the 235th Birthday of the United States of America.

    Lots of love,


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  2. Beautiful post, Wendy! God bless you and your family on this 4th of July! xo Diana

  3. Hi Wendy,
    I came from Mariette's place.

    Your blog is so beautiful!!


  4. Hi Wendy! Thanks for your kind words about my laundry room makeover...I appreciate them very much! :)
    Oh and happy belated 4th to you!

  5. Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by my place at The Writer's Reverie and joining the "follow me" fun! I'm so glad you did so I can do the same for you - many similar interests, milady! Loving God, good things, and beauty - in Victorian splendor, of course! Looking forward to future visits!
    Miss Kathy

  6. Wendy,

    Happy belated 4th of July! What a nice patriotic post and I adore your tea cart in the last photo.



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