Vivekananda, when he was in town,
Had many words to say to us, dear Lord,
How each one as a frog is living down
Deep in a well, believing it the world.
“Sisters and brothers of America,”
Did he begin his talk of toleration,
Declaring all as subject to the law
An indivisible, united nation.
When that religious parliament was held
No wonder many people stood aghast,
An hundred years ago, as clear he spelled
Out how, in Thy great scheme, the first is last;
The meek exhalted, and the high made low,
And many were amazed, to hear him so.