O beautiful for glorious themes
Our history’s refrain,

Despite so many tragedies,

We strive ever to attain.

America! America!

Truth shed Its grace on thee,

And seed your lands with helping hands

From sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for heroes proved

In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country loved,

And mercy more than life.

America! America!

May Truth thy goals refine

Until all success be nobleness,

And every gain sublime.

O beautiful for heroic deeds

Where stunning valor shines,

A testament to freedom’s needs,

That stirs our hearts and minds.

America! America!

Truth mend thine every flaw

Infuse thy soul with self-control,

Thy liberty with law.

O beautiful for glory told

Of valiant battles fought

When patriots from days of old

Risked all and asked for naught.

America! America!

Truth shed Its grace on thee,

Until selfish gain will no more stain

The banner of the free.

O beautiful for Patriots’ dream

That sees beyond the years

Thine iridescent cities gleam

Undimmed by human tears

America! America!

Truth shed Its grace on thee,

And seed your lands with helping hands

From sea to shining sea.

© 2012, Larry Conley. All rights reserved.

Larry Conley (36 Posts)

I am a veteran of the U. S. Army. My good fortune is to be married to a wonderful woman and have two remarkable twin sons who are making their way in the world. I taught civics in a Pittsburgh area middle school. I am a cat and dog lover.


4 Comments

  1. I also have a high regard for Truth, which seems in short supply of late in some quarters. Very clever and ambitious effort, but then, you don’t do things by halves, do you? If only there were a way to call further attention to your efforts, some social media that could help. But seriously, Larry, beautifully done. I’m off to spread the word!

  2. Larry Conley (Author)

    Thank you Melody. Your gracious words mean a great deal to me.

    Larry

  3. Anya

    I totally endorse this as a new national anthem!

  4. Larry Conley (Author)

    Thanks Anya!

    I do believe this outlook would make us better.

    Larry

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