New Living Translation (NLT)
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
Finally 2017 has come to an end
Whether you liked it or not, it won’t be back again
Wildfires in California had firefighters in a daze
They set records of the worst kind for the acres ablaze
There also was destruction from hurricanes galore
Harvey, Irma and Maria are names that many deplore
And there in Las Vegas a madman fired shot after shot
So many lives taken in his maniacal plot
It’s enough to make you think there’s really no hope
That we’re all heading down a dark, slippery slope
But nothing is different than it’s ever been
There’s good and there’s evil warring within
So know that hope still shines like a blazing, bright light
For all who have Jesus on this New Year’s Eve night
©2017 by William Pierce
From the dawn of time we have struggled against the darkness. Evil has always been with us and will continue to be here until You put an end to it. Come quickly Lord, come quickly!