Hymn To Man

For all this time since human life began
With glowing rhyme come praise the mind of man.

His thought appears through all he steers,
His works are sharp and bold;
He plows the lands on which he stands,
The seas are in his hold.

The plain he takes, the mountain breaks,
His engines roar on through;
In outer space he leaves a trace
Of all he means to do!

Then give him praise for all his ways
And sing so loud and strong
That your own ears will be amazed
That pride has such a song!

Then glory, glory, glory sing!
Send hallelujahs high!
Give mind and soul your sovereign wing
And top off man with “I”!

Your thought comes through in all you do,
Ability, it grows;
When loyalty is first to you
Your independence shows.

Your honesty in loving truth,
Integrity in act,
Keeps joy upon the rail of youth,
A-gleam with dreams of fact!

There’s no detour when you are pure,
No senseless, selfless shoal,
But you’re the master on the shore
Of ego’s golden goal!

Then glory, glory, glory sing!
Send hallelujahs high!
Give mind and soul your sovereign wing
And top off man with “I”!

The human race is in first place,
The gods are going down!
The altruist is just a fist
That beats a thorny crown.

The love of man, which man began,
It towers over hate;
And reason’s good is very good,
It shatters shears of fate!

We rise and stand on every hand,
Our fearless faces shine;
We claim the flame of selfish fame
In name of one word—“Mine!”

Then glory, glory, glory sing!
Send hallelujahs high!
Give mind and soul your sovereign wing,
And top off man with “I”!

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2 Responses to Hymn To Man

  1. Elan Mudrow says:

    Nice writing! I enjoyed it a lot.
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  2. Thank you, Elan. I apologize for missing your comment for so long!

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