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In Deo Speramus Meagan Peters ’18 In Deo Speramus ANNA DELAMERCED when everything else around me comes crashing down You stand firm You are my God my One True Hope the anchor of my soul when everyone else around me fails to keep their promises You always stand firm no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame this i proclaim no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame this i take in faith when everything else around me drags me down You always pull me up no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame this i proclaim this i proclaim no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame this i take in faith when everyone tells me not to still i will sing In Deo Speramus In Deo Speramus no one who hopes in You will ever be put to shamethis i take in faith in nothing else but in You in You in You alone Author’s note: The motto of Brown University is In Deo Speramus, which is Latin for “In God we hope.” For me, In Deo Speramus means that even if trials come my way, God will never abandon me. This poem is also inspired by Psalm 25:3, in which King David tells God, “No one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame.” Sometimes Christians may feel ashamed to declare that God is their Savior, but we are called not to be ashamed, because God is our hope. We can hope in God because we know that He stands firm. Anna Delamerced is a senior concentrating in Public Health. 22 CORNERSTONE Magazine