These can be favoured times when life has dignity,
When rule of law and human rights breed liberty;
If justice is pursued,
If truth is not subdued,
If we decide to live in peace and harmony.
These can be troubled times when God’s reign is denied;
If war and conflict are propelled by greed and pride;
When grossly rich want more
And thus deprive the poor,
When evil bombs kill innocent through suicide.
These can be thrilling times when progress can give hope;
If answers found excite and give us strength to cope;
When knowledge can be free,
When science helps us see;
Yes. Ridding life of sickness is within our scope.
God is within our times and prompts us to undo
The tragedies of yester-year and then pursue
The peaceful and the fair
By action and by prayer;
God’s reign continues in our times through what we do.
Tune: Leoni (The God of Abraham Praise)