by J. Randal Matheny © 2011
Much evil in the world exists,
It’s full of drug and drink;
Of good and love the Kingdom consists,
On these I choose to think.
On every hand are lies and wrong,
Men act by hook or crook;
God’s list of mercies is great and long,
On these I love to look.
Each day the power of darkness grows,
As men fulfill their lust;
But God is great, he sees and knows,
In him I dare to trust.
Where hearts are hard and lives impure,
The name of Christ is banned;
But every promise of God is sure,
On these I take my stand.