America the Beautiful

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 15:42.

Yesterday, before falling into a fever-induced sleep--some 24-hour flu bug--I meant to look up the words to this song.  We've had some awfully beautiful days here in NEO. It's worth remembering:

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

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 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!

O 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!

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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Links to REALNEO postings on Julian and Barbara Stanczak

Julian's wife Barbara Stanczak is also a globally renowned artist, often featured on REALNEO.

Here are some links to other postings on REALNEO featuring Julian AND Barbara Stanczak:

Julian's work was featured on REALNEO here - http://realneo.us/stanczak-op-art-exhibit-a-rare-treat-for-cleveland - over 2,500 hits, to date.

Barbara's show at the Botanical gardens is featured extensively here - http://realneo.us/Stanczak-Schutz-and-Opie-openings - almost 3,500 hits

Barbara's work in the 2006 CIA Faculty Show is featured extensively here - http://realneo.us/2006-CIA-Faculty-Show - over 4,200 hits

And, in the 2007 Faculty Show - http://realneo.us/2007-Cleveland-Institute-of-Art-Faculty-Show - 900 some hits so far

Also, note, Julian's current exhibition is doing well in a poll about things to do in Northeast Ohio - you should vote and encourage others to do so.... http://realneo.us/polls/best-reason-visit-neo-fall-2009

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America! America! God shed his grace on thee

America! America! God shed his grace on thee


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!

 

 

Wish you were here.

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