Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Indepence Day Mericky

Happy Independence Day to my fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly. Mum and I are planning to chill out for the weekend. Grampie will be here for the 4th for lunch. Mum will be cooking outside.

The official big fireworks was last night in our area, some places will have them tonight. To make sure we don't get hurt I will have mum set off the fireworks. We ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with me. Sing them from your heart.


God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her,
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans white with foam,
God, bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!




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 the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy 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!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

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
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

16 comments:

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Derby,

Thank you for posting the entire lyrics of America the Beautiful. They are truly beautiful words.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Kavan said...

Happy Fourth! How great to have pretty fireworks that won't scare you. We might be hiding under the bed....

Kavan

Parker said...

Happy 4th of July Derby, and red white and blue smooches to you!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Happy Independence Day, Derby! Be really careful with those fireworks, OK?

PrincessMia said...

Happy 4th Derby and Derby's Beanmom!!

Purrs,
Mia

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Independence Day!!! YEAH!

goldenshade said...

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!!!!

Those fireworks sound like fun!

JB's Big World said...

Happy 4th to you!
--JB

Daisy said...

Happy Independence Day, Derby!

Fat Eric said...

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!

Fat Eric

(waving a Union Jack!)

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Thanks Derby. Happy Independence Day to yoo and yours.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We sang them directly from our hearts ... thanks for inspiring us to do so! Momma always gets a little teary eyed with the patriotic songs, too! Have a very Happy Independence Day, Derby!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

SophieKitty said...

Happy Independence Day, Derby. Hope you got something yummy off the grill for lunch.

China Cat said...

Willow and I hope that you have a wonderful and safe holiday! I must say that I suggested that my Lap Lady not sing your songs because it would be scary - however Willow, our Big Janitor and I lifted our voices in song! My Lap Lady is very good at humming along...

Hope that you had a terrific holiday!

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

The Cat Realm said...

Happy 4th of July to you! We hope you had a great Independence Day!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How neat. Sheet music for a singalong. That was neat.

Hope you had a happy 4th.