A great leader has died, Lord.
Nelson Mandela led his people
out of apartheid into government
for all people of South Africa.
This humble man was 95, and ill.
It was his time to go.
In our time we have seen
what a leader can do
to make the world
a better place.
Inspire each of us, Lord,
to get along with people
who are different from ourselves.
Help us to love all others
as you do.
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Hymn: What Does the Lord Require