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God, Give Us Men

Josiah Gilbert Holland’s stirring lines give us hope and courage for these troubled times:

God give us men a time like this demands,
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands!…
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
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.
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife – lo! Freedom weeps;
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps.

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