GOD, GIVE US MEN! By Josiah Gilbert and @Tjpoet

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!

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