Sing today of those who founded
in the wilderness a school
where the young, in wisdom grounded,
making light and truth their rule,
learned to serve with zeal unbounded
God, their country and their school.
Sing with pride of how this college,
bold in vision from the start,
welcomed every branch of knowledge
science, letters, law and art,
giving ample room and passage
to each questing mind and heart.
Sing the blending of tradition
with a new diversity--
gender, race, belief, condition--
adding rich variety
to the growth and full fruition
of this university.
Sing with gratitude and pleasure
of these present college years,
filled with memories to treasure:
friends and teachers, laughter, tears,
sport and play and music's measure,
faith and ferment of ideas.
Sing in joyful celebration
of the good lives nurtured here:
those who shape and guide this nation,
pioneers who persevere,
prophets whose determination
helps a juster world draw near.
Sing with hope and recommitment
to the future of this school;
may its purpose find fulfillment
so that light and truth still rule,
and may all know true contentment,
serving God, our world, this school.