America The Beautiful

O beautiful for factories
And amber waves of grain,
For silver-towered majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
Man grace the ground of thee
And crown his sense with competence
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for men of mind,
Whose stern impassioned thought
A thoroughfare for freedom signed
And through each forest wrought!
America! America!
May reason clear thy flaws,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy rights of man in laws!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who, filled with self, their country loved
And justice more than life!
America! America!
May gold thy soul refine
Till all success be nobleness,
Inventive man divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thy thinking-powered cities gleam
In pride above all fears!
America! America!
May each man worthy be
With shake of hand his word to stand
From sea to shining sea!

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