When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice.
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- by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), no title [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork (b. 1941), "Justice", 1992 [ voice and piano ], from Songs of Love and Justice, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
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