We bless thee Lord for all this common life           

Can give of rest and Joy Amidst its strife,              

For earth and trees and sea and clouds and spring                                     

For work and all the lessons that it brings;            

For Africa gleams of newer fairer truth,                 

Which ever ripening still renews our youth;          

For fellowship with noble souls and wise,               

Which hearts beat time to music and skies             

For each achievement human toil can reach;         

For all that patriots win, and poets teach;              

For the old light that gleams on history’s page      

For the new hope that shines on each new page.          

Many we to these our lights be ever true,               

Find the hope and strength and joy forever new          

To heavenly visions still obedient prove,                 

To eternal law, write by the almighty love