August 21, 2014

the fourth || part iii

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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 impassion'd 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!
xo, rn

6 comments:

  1. gorgeous pictures!! those fireworks look amazing!

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  2. beautiful beautiful amazing photography. you are so very talented xxx.

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    1. aw, you are so sweet, Elisabeth! thank you much, dearie.

      xo, rn

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  3. xx my fav fourth post so far!

    Sarah

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yes, you have a beautiful soul.