Shepherd of Light

The prince of darkness walks about

He stalks the darkest hour

Consumed with hate and bitterness

Seeking whom he may devour

And we like sheep have gone astray

We turn to our own way

Choosing what we want to do

Refusing to obey the truth

Shattered in our weakness

Scattered and despised

Until the darkness closes in

And leaves us paralyzed

But there is one

Whose eyes shine like the sun

And he is not afraid of anyone

The one who came to seek and save

Who wore the thorny crown

The one who overcame the grave

To cast the prince of darkness down

All glory be

Unto the one

Who cast the prince of darkness down

And rose to wear a golden crown

Who conquered death

To give us breath

And set the captives free

The holy one

And only Son

For all eternity

Be endless praise

For endless days

Be joy and pure delight

Despising shame, for love he came

To lead us into light

(All we like sheep have gone astray;

We have turned, every one, to his own way;

And the LORD has laid on Him the

iniquity of us all. Isa 53:6, NKJV)

Vic Lortz, 9/05