There was a fire within the man

     Who raised the humble, cured the lame –

Who spoke of caring, helped the poor;

      Whose life was good; whose death was shame.


There was a fire within the man

     Who comforted the ones who mourned;

Who fed the hungry, loved the poor,

     But who, himself, was sadly scorned.


The fire burned brightly in the man

     Who blessed the people pure in heart;

Whose blessings poured on peacemakers;

     Who told us love we should impart.


His fire still burns in humankind,

     With flickering flames releasing heat,

And from this fiery, dancing blaze,

     Injustice and contempt retreat.



* Son of man:  (See: Daniel 7:13-14)


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