These things shall be, a loftier raceAuthor: John Addington Symonds
Published in 120 hymnals
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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 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.
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #1959||Merthyr Tydfil||These things shall be: a loftier race||MERTHYR TYDFIL||John Addington Symonds, 1840-1893||188.8.131.52.D|
|Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #55b||These things shall be! A loftier race||These things shall be! A loftier race||LLEDROD||J. A. Symonds. (1840-1893)||M.5.-(M.H.)||1979|