Good Orderly Direction we call God,
Which raised us from inert primordial sod
Investing us with life and intellect
As well as one regrettable defect,
Has left us free to learn and realize
How to surpass our errors and grow wise:
Transcending conflict and its misery
By cultivating peace and amity.
Why this should be and how it came about
Will always be dark issues left in doubt;
Instead of brooding in confused despair,
We’re better doing what may best repair
The damage that our errors long have wrought
And living by the lessons love has taught.