Great God, that bowest sky and star
Bow down our towering thoughts to thee,
And grant us in a faltering war
The firm feet of humility.
The anger of the idle kings;
Sow in our hearts, like living grass,
The laughter of all lowly things.
- G. K. Chesterton, English journalist and Christian intellectual at the turn of the 20th century, from his poem "Hymn for the Church Militant"