"America, America, God shed his grace on thee..."
You ask me Why I Lover Her? Well, give me time and I'll
Have you see a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain?
Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way?
Have you watched a cold fog drifting over San Francisco
Have you heard a bobwhite calling in the Carolina
Or heard the bellow of a diesel at the Appalachia
Does the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her
Do you look with awe and wonder at her Massachusetts
Where men who braved a hard new world first stepped on
And do you think of them when you stroll along a new
York City dock?
Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies, way
Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright
Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea,
Or bow your head at Gettysburg at our struggle to be
Have you seen the mighty Tetons? Have you watched an
Have you see the Mississippi roll along Missouri's
Have you felt a chill at Michigan when on a winter's
Her waters rage along the shore in thunderous display?
Does the word "Aloha" make you warm? Do you stare in
When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea Reef?
From Alaska's cold to the Everglades, from the Rio
Grande to Maine,
My heart cries out, my pulse runs fast at the might of
You ask me Why I Love Her? I've a million reasons why:
My Beautiful America, beneath God's wide, wide sky.
"And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to