Informed by energy from outer space,
Life has emerged on this once sterile Earth
As evidence of a pervasive Grace
Sustaining it from fruitless dearth.
The Source of this beneficence we call
Our Heavenly Father or, more simply, God,
Whose Son once saved us from our fatal Fall,
We who began as but an earthly clod.
What may become of us remains to see,
For we have yet to fully realize
The scope of our potentiality
When Homo sapiens at last grows wise,
Which is the challenge that our race now faces
By learning to become both kind and gracious.