Near and dear are they, my people, so precious!
In my life, I can’t dream rust on our bond.
Ages of strength that I have developed, makes me ambitious
And I build a world so wondrous – a priceless fund!
Day in and day out, we toil and toil
To eke out a living, modest or affluent;
Brighter the coin, lesser the life to coil;
In this wild race, let’s not forget to be prudent.