The right hand of God is writing in our land,
Writing with power and with love.
Our conflicts and our fears, or triumphs and our tears
Are recorded by the right hand of God.
The right hand of God is pointing in our land,
Pointing the way we must go.
So clouded is the way, so easily we stray,
But we’re guided by the right hand of God.
The right hand of God is striking in our land,
Striking out at envy, hate, and greed.
Our selfishness and lust, our pride and unjust
Are destroyed by the right hand of God.
Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. He is well known for his social activism in his native country. This excerpt comes from his book, AN AFRICAN PRAYER BOOK.