1 In the darkness of the valley,

when our hearts are filled with fear;

knowing this should give us comfort:

Christ our Lord is standing near.

He will be our powerful helper,

ever-present sovereign guide.

Nothing in this life will tear us,

from His presence or His side.

2 God has promised not to leave us,

and has made this promise sure;

in the cross of His Son Jesus,

all He says is made secure.

3 With the blood of our Lord Jesus,

God removed our guilt and shame;

overturned the power of Satan,

conquered death and life regained.

4 If the living God is for us,

and His Son came from above;

if His Spirit dwells within us,

who shall keep us from His love?

5 In the darkness of the valley,

stands One greater than our fears.

Crucified and risen Saviour!

Ever faithful through the years.

© Stephen Ridgeway 2009