The Good Samaritan*

The light that shone upon the face
Of what was once the human race
Is dimmed by anger, loathing, spite,
As righteous hate brings on night. 

We close our ears to cries beyond,
Which severs us from human bonds:
The very ties we desperately need
To be fully truly free.

So join me now, O we shall see
The dawning of authenticity:
We love and laugh and cry and share
As the Samaritan once did dare.

* Same musical score as “Mansions of the Lord,” a hymn written by Randall Wallace and set to the music of Nick Glennie-Smith; it was originally written for the 2002 film We Were Soldiers, and was performed by the United States Military Academy Glee Club.