The Holistic World Planetary Paradigm of The Spiritual UN
Caring About the Whole
A Heart Centered Human Race for the Best in All
The Teilhard de Chardin Visionary Track for the Earth and Humanity
"Love is the affinity which links and
draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent
of universal synthesis."
"I awoke in the grey of the morning, and as I lay waiting for dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to entwine themselves in my mind, and I said to myself, “I must get up and write these verses, lest I fall asleep and forget them!” So I sprang out of bed and in the dimness found an old stump of a pen, which I remembered using the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper."
The hymn appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. It was sung at the funeral of the American senator Robert Kennedy.
Music: “John Brown’s Body,” possibly by John William Steffe. John Brown was an American abolitionist who led a short lived insurrection to free the slaves.
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Mine eyes have
seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
I have seen Him
in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
I have read a
fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
He has sounded
forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
In the beauty of
the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
He is coming like
the glory of the morning on the wave,
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