O Truce of God!
Softly in sympathy the sunlight falls,
So sit we all as one.
We are but weak and wayward men,
We be blood-guilty! Lo, our hands be red!
Save us, World-Spirit, from our lesser selves!
SOURCE: Du Bois, W. E. B. "A Hymn to the Peoples," African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 28, Number 2, October 1911; reprinted in Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920).
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