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John Symonds

"These Things Shall Be" (karaoke)

"These Things Shall Be" (sheet music)

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.


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.


Nation with nation, land with land,

Unarmed shall live as comrades free;

In every heart and brain shall throb

The pulse of one fraternity.


Man shall love man with heart as pure

And fervent as the young-eyed throng

Who chant their heavenly psalm before

God’s face with undiscordant song.


New arts shall bloom of loftier mould,

And mightier music thrill the skies,

And every life shall be a song,

When all the earth is paradise.


There shall be no more sin, nor shame,

Though pain and passion may not die;

For men shall be at one with God

In bonds of firm necessity.

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