We honor the memory of our #veterans by sharing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL with special lyrics by the iconic Ray Charles. Our freedom is due to their sacrifice.
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Oh beautiful for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self, our country loved,
And mercy more than life,
America, America may G-d thy gold refine,
Til all success be nobleness
And every gain divine.
And you know when I was in school,
We used to sing it something like this, listen here:
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain,
But now wait a minute, I’m talking about
America, sweet America
You know, G-d done shed his grace on thee,
He crowned thy good, yes he did, in brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
You know, I wish I had somebody to help me sing this
(America, America, G-d shed his grace on thee)
America, I love you America, you see,
My G-d he done shed his grace on thee,
And you oughta love him for it,
Cause He, He, He, He crowned thy good,
He told me he would, with brotherhood,
(From sea to shining Sea).
Oh L-rd, oh L-rd, I thank you L-rd