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138. These Things Shall Be

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 science in their eyes.

2 Nation with nation, land with land,
unarmed shall live as comrades free;
in every mind and heart shall throb
the pulse of one humanity.

3 High friendship, hitherto a sin,
or by great poets half-divined,
shall burn a steadfast star within
the calm, clear spirit of the mind.

4 New arts shall bloom of loftier mold,
and mightier music thrill the skies,
and every life a song shall be
when all the earth is paradise.

Text Information
First Line: These things shall be: a loftier race
Title: These Things Shall Be
Author: John Addington Symonds, 1840-1893
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Words and Deeds of Prophetic Women and Men: In Time To Come; Gay and Lesbian Pride Day; Nations (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: C Major
Source: Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

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