To whom will you cling when your dying
Who will you cling to for dear life
There’s no one can stop the advances
Of the Angel of death and cold strife.
She comes when you least expect her
Taking everything – all in sight
Reaping a day of vengeance
Plunging you into the night.
You cannot stop her endeavours
She is ruthless and brings total woe
Making it feel all so useless
Into the valley of shadow you go.
Relinquish your hold on reality
The madness of death reigns supreme
As you enter the gates of the city
And dip in the depths of the stream.
It’s cold – no one warned you about that
It’s lonely and miserable as hell
Her presence is futile and sullen
Her hand at your throat as well.
How will you reach the shoreline?
Who will deliver your soul?
Without hope you will grasp at the nettle
Stinging you as a treachery whole.
Close you eyes it will soon be over
It’s a moment between life and death
Soon the deliverance certain will happen
As you gasp for your latest breath.
Hold the hands that reaches out from the darkness
Grasp the line that is thrown to you
A Saviour will wait in the shadows
To save and deliver you too.
Believe – the ending of you faith
Is now within sight and sound
The rumbling of the thunder
Of heaven’s eternal crowd.
Listen, as it ever grows louder
Takes the place of the eternal doom
They’re cheering you into the safety
Of heavens everlasting room.
The arm pulls you ever closer
To the side once pierced for you
Nothing can separate you from that love
Not death’s cold river – just go through.
The sound of heaven takes the air
The rushing of waters complete
Above your head the quickening clouds
The ground beneath your feet.
Safe on the happy golden shore
Abiding in Christ now complete
Never a dark moment to haunt your peace
Deliverance full – the enemy runs in defeat…