The pen is greater than the sword:
To wield a blade or write a word
We need the skill which hands accord.

A surgeon takes a knife to heal:
Assassins do the same to kill.
Each acts according to their will.

I can pick cherries from a tree,
Or make a fist and strike a blow,
Kindness or cruelty bestow.

Then let us now this lesson see:
Like life itself our hands can be
For evil used or charity.

Words by John Storey, music by David Dawson.

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