Morning Hymn

In the worship of man
We arise and we stand,
And we raise up our voices so great
That the worship of man
Vibrates heartbeat and hand
As we stand in our self-hood elate.
In his reason supreme
He is sunlight and beam
On the things of the world he would know;
With his logical force
He has set a straight course
To the target of tell and of show.
From the virtue of thought
He creates the long-sought,
And with action makes first an ideal
That integrity takes
Past the phonies and fakes
To his height of the noble and real.
In the worship of man,
Far beyond any ban,
With our spirits and minds all a-fire,
In the joy that we give
Is the life that we live,
Whether singing alone or in choir.

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