On darkest nights the stars shine clearest,
Though in the day they hide their light;
Hope is a star that’s sweetest, dearest–
In the dark it glows more bright.
Look up, then, pilgrim, through the shadow–
Turn your eyes to see the light.
Through the darkness, see the starglow–
Hope awaits, still shining bright.
Let me thus be hope’s bright shimmer,
As this world grows dark and grim.
In the gloom, let my life glimmer,
For the sake of hope in Him.