The Valley of the Shadow

  Is there a valley,
Where death still rules?
A great shadow over men,
That lurks and drools.

A place so dark,
That death is a force.
One so powerful,
To divert our course.

A valley of long shadows,
That darkens our way.
As we head toward the light,
Of Eternal day.

One who's power,
Has terrified men.
As they forgot the God of heaven,
And embraced their sin.

One who's voice terrifies,
Because of the unknown.
The fact that many never believed,
And chose to walk alone.

Is there a valley in eternity,
That requires Jesus's staff and rod?
Or is it the valley,
                  We currently trod.