"God Bless America" lyrics - IRVING BERLIN

"God Bless America"

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer

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

[Alternate lines from Kate Smith's 1938 premiere performance, later dropped:]
From the green fields of Virginia
To the gold fields out in Nome