When hope appears in jeopardy Through tortured retrograde. Turn weakness into weaponry, Let misfortune whet your blade. In teary moments haunted That darkness ratifies, Forge fear into your gauntlets Turn doubt to battle cries. When faithfulness does crumble And nerve begins to yield. Mould aches and scars and stumbles, To serve you as your shield. Through all that does assail you But one truth you must fulfill - When heart or breath does fail you, Be sure your spirit never will.