The men’s ensemble I belong to included a beautiful composition for male chorus by Stephen Paulus entitled Loving Kindness. Its text is adapted from the Digha Nikaya, a scriptural text of Theravada Buddhism. We should all live thus.
Put away all your hindrances,
let your mind full of love
pervade one quarter of the world, and so too the
second quarter, and so the third, and so the fourth.
And thus the whole wide world,
above, below, around and everywhere,
altogether continue to pervade
with love-filled thought, abounding, sublime,
beyond measure, free from hatred and ill-will.