God, give us men! A time like this demand
Give us men of strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of oil does not thrill;
Men who believes not in the politics of do-or-die
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who will neither torture their opposition nor kill;
Men who are Angels of truth and enemies of lies.
Lord, give us men!
Men that are pure in heart and sound in brain;
Men whose words shift mountain and even break the slavery chain;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy
Men who walk through the corridors of light and transparency
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
Give us men! Who will neither derail nor slumber in seeking justice and serving the country;
Men whose strength is dedicated in fighting for the comfort of the masses;
Such men we seek oh lord…
…to rescue this Ark (country) from sinking!