My song-offerings to Pope John Paul II
Father John Paul, Salvation-King!
Your galaxy of glories we sing.
Soulful delight, your inner game.
Fruitful courage, your outer name.
Sleepless you awaken the sleeping lives,
In you our Lord's God-Vision thrives.
O Himalayan Pole, O pole-star bright,
You tell the world: "No bondage-night."
PJP 79. Composed 21 September 1979 in honour of Pope John Paul II's visit to America.↩