a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity.
"there is a need for understanding not vengeance, ubuntu not victimization"

Wherever you are upon the earth
You are not alone
We see your work of worth
And we see you flourish and grow.

You are not alone
We stand by your side
We see you flourish and grow.
And in you we take pride.

We stand by your side
Your family and your friends
And in you we take pride
For our friendships that has no end.

Your family and your friends,
Your saviour and your Lord
Cherish friendship with no end
As our tin cans share a cord.

Your saviour and your Lord
Is immensely proud of you
As his tin can and yours
Are connected through and through.

I’m immensely proud of you
When I see your work of worth.
You bring joy and ubuntu
Wherever you are upon the earth.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
New International Version (NIV)
“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
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Submitted on May 22, 2017

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme aabab CDce DAeA AFAa FAaa Agxg gcaC fxxxx
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,018
Words 191
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

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