Here is the first verse to her classic...one of the most beautiful ever written, in my opinion. I love the Star Spangled Banner, but I'm one of those who would vote to have this awesome hymn become our national anthem. It's interesting to think that a woman who could write something like this would not be accepted in most mainstream churches today, nor would her partner of 25 years, Katharine Coman...
|O beautiful for spacious skies,|
|For amber waves of grain,|
|For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!|
|God shed his grace on thee|
|And crown thy good with brotherhood|
|From sea to shining sea!|