Between yesterday and today, I listened to all three of my Les Miserables CD's just in my time driving to and from work. I love all of it, but the ending is one of my favorite parts.
Do you hear the people sing, lost in the valley of the night;
It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies;
even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord,
They will walk behind the plough-share, they will put away the sword;
The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward.
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes.