America, God Shed His Grace on Thee

Our post today is very simple – America, may God shed His grace on thee.

Nobody sings America the Beautiful more beautifully
than Ray Charles.


Ray Charles sings America the Beautiful live in 1991. Charles’ version of America the Beautiful has got to be the the most inspiring version ever recorded, bar none!

 Full Lyrics America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates 1893

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 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.

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 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.


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