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.