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Morning, so fair to see,
Night veiled in mystery—
Glorious the earth and resplendent skies!
Great God, we march along,
Singing our pilgrim song,
As through an earthly paradise.
Fair are the verdant trees,
Fair are the flashing seas,
Fair is each wonder the seasons bring.
Fairer is faith’s surmise
Shining in pilgrim eyes:
Fairer the comradeship we sing.
Age after age we rise,
‘Neath the eternal skies,
Into the light from the shadowed past:
Still shall our pilgrim song,
Buoyant and brave and strong
Resound while we and mountains last.
Vincent P. Silliman (1894-1979) was a Unitarian minister for 62 years. He edited We Sing of Life.