Hymn 639
These things shall be: a loftier race

1 These things shall be: a loftier race Than e'er the world hath known shall rise With flame of freedom in their souls And light of knowledge in their eyes. 2 They shall be gentle, brave, and strong, To spill no drop of blood, but dare All that may plant man's lordship firm On earth, and fire, and sea, and air. 3 Nation with nation, land with land, Unarmed shall live as comrades free; In every heart and brain shall throb The pulse of one fraternity. 4 Man shall love man, with heart as pure, And fervent as the young-eyed throng, Who chant their heavenly psalms before, Godís face with indiscordant song. 5 New arts shall bloom of loftier mold, And mightier music thrill the skies, And every life shall be a song, When all the earth is paradise. 6 There shall be no more sin, nor shame, Though pain and passion may not die; For man shall be at one with God, In bonds of firm necessity.

Hymn 639 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu