There's a House of Hope standing upon a hill
Commanding its scholars to bare even bigger dreams still.
There's a House of Hope with each window lit like a candle
Where heroes gather to train for the challenges
Heaven sent them there to handle!
There's a House of Hope sitting upon a hill
Admitting an amazing generation of men
Who were meant to trail-blaze and to build.
There's a House of Hope gleaming like a crown
Where Howard Thurman preached his sermons
To tear impregnable walls of injustice down!
There's a House of Hope which cheers ambitious souls
To cross windswept deserts and daring mountains;
Where the words of Martin Luther King and Benjamin Mays
Have kept hearts stirred like luminous fountains.
There's a House of Hope hailing each new horizon
As a sacred nest where feathered glory, benevolent leadership
And prevalent promises its great legends keep devising.
There's a House of Hope enduring like a pyramid
And a shining alluring place for champions to make
each bold and righteous bid.
There's a House of Hope which boasts a renaissance of prayer
From a legion of faithful brothers whose gospel and truth
Shall lift humanity everywhere!