Who wrote God Bless America ?

Would it surprise you to find out that Irving Berlin wrote this song? I think I’ve always known this but it is the most commonly googled question on the internet! This is the 100th anniversary for this song- and Mr. Berlin (née Israel Beilin) lived to be 101 ! ! He was born in Tolochin, Russia when it was still an empire ! – The Castle Lady

God bless America!  Land that I love

Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night, with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies

To the oceans white with foam

God bless America! My home sweet home… God bless America!

My home, sweet home!

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 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 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 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!

-Katherine Lee Bates & Samuel A. Ward

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The Castle Lady Official web site: www.ilovecastles.com other blogs: ilovecastles.blogspot.com evelynsrockpages.blogspot.com evelyns-nailsforlife.blogspot.com
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