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A PRAYER FOR PEACE

Reader: Grant its peace, Thy most precious gift,
Thou eternal source of peace!
Cong.: May Israel be a messenger of peace
Unto the peoples of the earth.
Reader: Bless our country that it may ever be
A stronghold of peace;
Cong.: And promote peace in the Council of Nations.
Reader: May contentment reign within our borders!
Cong.: May health and happiness reign
Within our homes, our schools, our camps!
Reader: Give strength to the inhabitants of our land!
Cong.: Plant goodness in every soul!
All: Praised be Thou, O Lord, Giver of peace!

A PRAYER FOR THE WELFARE OF MANKIND

Reader: These things shall be I a loftier race
Than e'er the world hath seen shall rise
With flame of freedom in their souls;
Cong.: With light of knowledge in their eyes!
Reader: Nation with nation; land with land
Unarmed shall live as comrades free;
In every heart and brain shall throb -
Cong.: The pulse of one fraternity!
Reader: New arts shall bloom, of loftier mould;
And mightier music thrill the skies!
And every life shall be a song -
Cong.: When all the earth is paradise!