|mfa7053 America, The Beautiful:
"America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. The music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates.
Ward's music combined with the Bates poem was first published in 1910 and titled America the Beautiful.
The song is one of the most popular of the many American patriotic songs.