By Maxwell Marsah
Oh! How bright is thy star
That shines forth from the dusty and underdeveloped corner of the west coast of Africa
It penetrates the African continent and lightens the length and breadth of the European nations
The whole world recognize it as one of the greatest and luminous stars among trillions of stars
It found the path of peace and good will among men
It stretches the arms of light and life from across the oceans to brighten societies dumped deep into the darkness of struggle, starvation, and war around our world
How could the Senate not behold this great light?
And, oh yes, it did eventually and held it with great honor and dignity
Millions of people around our country saw the brightness of this star and lifted up their banners
Among many sectors of this life, the star was lifted to the top of these millions of banners, to be seated among many great legends in world history
The generations after this generation will read books about one of the most successful men the world has ever known
Oh thou giant star among many stars, reveal unto us the young generation thy great path to success
And render redemption from condemnation unto all our people
Oh thou great star!