From this dark and gloomy hour
I will brush away my past.
In my hands I hold the power
to keep on fighting to the last.
From this gulf and deepest abyss
I will reach the velvet sky.
I choose to live within this bliss,
my youthful soul will never die.
From this present state of things
I will change the world for you.
See this flower – how it springs
into each moment fresh and new.
From this dry and arid ground
I will make the water flow.
With greenest grass it will abound,
where is this place you’ll never know.
From this smashed stone and rock
I will erect a monument.
On empty space I will daily knock
and live in fear and discontent.
From this tiny loaf of bread
I will feed the multitude.
Bring forth the living and the dead
Receive your poison and your food.
From this little grain of sand
I will build the universe.
I thought it will forever stand
but the truth is quite the reverse.