What inspired the song writer of America the Beautiful to write the verse ‘and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea’? 

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate ancient wisdom and our contemporary times to Memorial Day in the USA to honor all the fallen heroes who served their country.

King Solomon

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverb 17:17)

What’s My Point?

Memorial Day is a day to honor the memory of a friend who loved and served in brotherhood during times of adversity for his or her Nation.

In My Opinion

The song verse recognized the crown of good brotherhood and sacrifices made for America by the past fallen heroes of our Nation.

Take time today to honor them and listen or read the verses of America the Beautiful and brotherhood in time of peace and adversity.

 And take notice in the wisdom of the writer to recognize and ask God to …

 “shed his grace on thee,   

 to mend thy every flaw,

Till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.”

America The Beautiful

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 every 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 they gold refine 
Till all success be nobleness, and every 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

If Interested

Read an article how the writer became inspired to write the lyrics and a previous post on peace and brotherhood.

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Writer Inspiration

http://www.balladofamerica.com/music/indexes/songs/americathebeautiful/index.htm

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King Solomon, Peace and Brotherhood 

https://rudymartinka.com/2018/05/27/king-solomons-wisdom-on-peace-and-brotherhood/