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 every 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 every gain divine!

Oh 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!

Oh 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!

Oh 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! 

Oh 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!

Oh beautiful, for patriot dreams 
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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God bless u Clock !! U always are inspirational !

I am based in the UK and that has brought me out in goose bumps. It saddens me that we just don't seem to have that level of patriotism or love of country as our American cousins.

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