Dum Spiro Spero: What hope is

Time to awake

Time to arise

Time to live

Time to love


Take your heart at your aims,

Take your spirit high above;

Don’t forsake your hopes,

Don’t forget what you have.


Therefore, I say thus:


Let nothing despair you,

Let nothing disparage you,

For there is hope while you breathe,

For without hope you can’t live.