Written by Beah Richards.
Recited by Ruby Dee.

Today is ours, let's live it.
And love is strong, let's give it.
A song can help, let's sing it.
And peace is dear, let's bring it.

The past is gone, don't rue it.
Our work is here, let's do it.
Our world is wrong, let's right it.
The battle hard, let's fight it.

The road is rough, let's clear it.
The future vast, don't fear it.

Is faith asleep? Let's wake it.
Today is ours, let's take it.