So a new year is on the horizon
People timidly wonder “what’s in store?”
After three years of stress and upheaval
Many feel that they just can’t take much more
Financial anxieties multiply
Increasing tension, depression and strife
Our hopes and wishes for a better world
Where all abide in the true joy of life
Do you sense that this world is divided?
Do you lie awake thinking “what is next?”
Controversial issues and decisions
Leave both leaders and their peoples perplexed
If they’re not aware at present, they’ll learn
That in the court of history they’ve been tried
The verdict is they need replacing for
Lasting solutions they cannot provide
They paint themselves heroes and saviours
When they are in fear of losing power
They claim their rulership upholds freedom
At the same time they destroy and devour
As the world falters, will you recognize?
That red flag of security and peace
Stand still, keep your senses as you await
The war that brings all other wars to cease
Then a chance for all creation to rest
Healing on a scale ne’er before seen
Restoration and true education
True peace and security this will mean
When our King loves us like a kind father
Can you imagine how safe you will feel?
A future better than any we dream
We all have the chance to live life for real!