I have been on the fence about this for a long time, but I decided to go ahead and at least attempt a vocal redo (actual singing as opposed to a sound library choir part) in the piece. Here is the result:
(Quick update: I did some rebalancing/remixing on the piece to give it more clarity, here it is: https://www.patreon.com/posts/in-hopes-and-2-18346868 )
I also added a bit to the lyrics, but have not written the instrumental portion for them yet - I do have that part set in mind clearly. Keep in mind there will be a major change past the second verse that involves a different rhythm. Here are the lyrics in full glory:
We pray tonight that our hopes will not die
And we step into the light
Standing ground with all our might
Never mind the pain of our wounds as long as we're victorious!
And we struggle,
and we fight the demons that are in our hearts and we
hope to live another day.
And we fight on, we fight
And we fight and pray!
And we will not stand down,
in our blood we'll drown,
but we will not surrender to the end.