By the light of the faintest glimmer
of hope we must ride along
the frightening edge of disaster
in the face of injustice and wrong;
By the touch of the weakest responses
of faith we must carry on
the tasks of bearing the burden
of problems for which we were born;
By the sights of the barest chances
we must our freedom sustain,
while the breath of a single blessing
helps soften the pressure of pain.
For the structural strength of tomorrow
we must lay the foundation today
with tools that reflect our spirit
and with efforts that point the way.