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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

Statue of Liberty

Words by Emma Lazarus:The New Colossus

Music by Irving Berlin

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breath free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,
And her name, Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;
Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor
That twin cities frame.
"Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!"
Cries she with silent lips.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breath free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!


Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

by Irving Berlin

Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these the homeless tempest-tost to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

America The Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates

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 hood with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea!


O beautiful for pilgrim feet, With 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!


Oh beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
Who more than self their 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 hood in brotherhood  from sea to shining sea!

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