Essay:Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap

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GOD OUR ETERNAL FATHER![edit]

God of our fathers, known of old,

Lord over our far-flung human race,

Beneath whose eternal law we hold

Dominion over land and space -

Lord God of nations, unite us yet,

By thy law, the Essene Moral ABC of the free

Lest we forget - lest we forget!

Far-called our navies melt away,

On dune and headland sinks the fire:

Gone is all our pomp of yesterday,

Gone with Nineveh and Tyre.

Lord God of nations, unite us yet,

By thy law, the Moral ABC of the free

Lest we forget - lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies:

The captains and the kings depart:

Still stands your ancient sacrifice,

A humble and a courageous heart.

Lord God of nations, unite us yet,

By thy law, the Moral ABC of the free

Lest we forget - lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we should loose,

Wild tongues that have not you in awe,

Such boastings as small children use,

Or Godless beasts outside thy law!

Lord God of nations, unite us yet,

By thy law, the Moral ABC of the free

Lest we forget - lest we forget!

For foolish heart that puts its trust

In manmade tube and iron sharp,

All passing dust that builds on dust,

And guarding it, calls not You to guard.

For frantic boast and foolish word -

Have mercy on thy People, Lord!

A man and not a monkey, a man! Amen.