288. All are Architects

1 All are architects of fate,
working in these walls of time;
some with massive deeds and great,
some with ornaments of rhyme.

2 For the structure that we raise
time is with materials filled;
our todays and yesterdays
are the blocks with which we build.

3 Build today, then, strong and sure,
with a firm and ample base;
and ascending and secure
shall tomorrow find its place.

Text Information
First Line: All are architects of fate
Title: All are Architects
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Humanist Teachings: The Life of Integrity; The Arts; Humankind (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Benjamin, 1940-
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © 1992 Unitarian Universalist Association

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