The following is more in line with hope, faith and optimism:

"The time has come -

Hasten and bathe in the river -

All debts are wiped away. Henceforth

no tie is considered binding which

is not this day renewed.

I take your hand anew and hope to

live with you into the next millenia.

The bridge to this day swarms

with travellers, and the Temple is the

most frequented in the world."

Goethe - in The Green Snake and the Lily