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America the Beautiful

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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!

From America the Beautiful (1910) – lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward.

 
 

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