Sixty-six singers, singing sweet and true,
And setting all the world to singing, too.
Sixty-six soldiers, vigorous and strong,
Valiantly sttacking, cruelty and wrong.
Sixty-six judges, learned in the law,
Uttering decisions, free from fear and flaw.
Sixty-six artists—wondrously they paint
Kings and sages, common folk, angel, devil, saint.
Sixty-six explorers, keen to search and find,
All the hidden secrets of life and death and mind.
Sixty-six masons, marvellously skilled;
One majestic temple they design to build.
Sixty-six farmers, planting holy seed,
Happily upspringing in holy thought and deed.
Sixty-six teachers, keeping perfect school,
Where faith the law is, and love the rule.
Sixty-six doctors, knowing well to cure,
Masters of a medicine healing swift and sure.
Sixty-six sailors, bearing us away,
To a better country, to a brighter day.
—by Amos R. Well (1862-1933)
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17