Life is a Stream Evolving

(to the tune of "There is a Balm in Gilead")

There is a stream evolving
down through the hills of time.
There is a stream evolving;
the stream of life sublime.

Sometimes I feel discouraged,
and think my years in vain.
But the fact of evolution
redeems my life again.

Life is a stream evolving
from out an ancient sea.
Life is a stream evolving
and will not cease to be.

In evolution's river
each self is but a wave;
yet, like pebbles in the water,
our deeds survive the grave.

Life is a stream evolving
from out some ancient sea.
Life is a stream evolving
and will not cease to be.

If we can build sound values,
and preserve the urge to know;
if we use the tools of science
for guidance as we go --

There'll be a brighter future;
for wisdom is the key,
and knowledge is the basis
of all morality.

If we can live like Schweitzer,
if we can die like Hume,
the glory of our journey
will live beyond the tomb.

Pat Duffy Hutcheon, Humanist in Canada (Spring 1993), p.28.