"God Give Us Good Men"That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous ~ Proverbs 2:20
God, Give us good men,
Men who are great and strong,
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long;
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Men who dare while others flee;
Men who build a nation's pillars deep
And strive to keep men free.
God, give us meek men
Men who know how to pray,
Men who will worship God alone
And walk with Him each day;
Wise men who know the Word of God,
Men who always do right,
Men who walk in deep humility
And trust in God's great might.
God, give us bold men
Men who have hearts ablaze,
Men who with broader vision seek
None but God's own praise;
True men with great integrity,
Men whose hearts the Lord has won,
Men who live in humble gratitude
For all that God has done.
The words to this hymn were written by Ralph Waldo Emerson and music done by Frank Garlock. I really like the words to this, though I'm still learning the music. I've prayed these things so many times and I'm so blessed to have known some of God's great men in this world; whether they were preachers, evangelists, missionaries, teachers, youth workers or just the behind the scenes kind of guy... I'm thankful for them and pray that there would be more like them.