Monday, May 30, 2016

Our morning hymn on Memorial Day

How beautiful, our spacious skies, our amber waves of grain;
our purple mountains as they rise above the fruitful plain.
America! America! God's gracious gifts abound,
and more and more we're grateful for life's bounty all around.

How beautiful, sincere lament, the wisdom born of tears,
the courage called for to repent the bloodshed through the years.
America! America!God grant that we may be,
a nation blessed with none oppressed, true land of liberty.

How beautiful, two continents and islands in the sea
that dream of peace, nonviolence, all people living free.
Americas! Americas! God grant that we may be
a hemisphere where people here all live in harmony.

"How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies"
Miriam Therese Winter, MMS