From out the dawn there came a voice: Know ye that He is near, even now is with you, The Christ, the God of Love, the very Love of God! And He shall take you by the hand, And lead you in the paths of Love, If only ye will, if only ye be kind, and gentle. If only ye give of the good of life to others As did He. And yet again is heard a voice: Tried are ye, and tempted? Sorrow laden, fearing? The Christ, the Prince of Peace, bids fear and doubt depart! And he is ever by your side, To guide you in the way of peace, If only ye be true, if only ye be pure in spirit. If only ye give of the joy of life, full-measured As did He.