Poem

Though I Walk Through the Valley

Michael Beck Michael Beck

Into a land uncertain, my feet are bound to go
What may ahead befall me, I cannot fully know
If heaven I now lived in, what would I have to fear?
Each day would be a good day, no evil could come near

But in this world of sorrow, where death and pain still lurk
Shadows make me worry, imaginations work
The things I would hold on to, the life I want to stay
Could very well be taken, so quickly wrenched away

My mind is Satan’s target, and how his arrows fly!
Because life is so fragile, and we were born to die
But death my Jesus conquered; He said, “Because I live,
You shall live forever, eternal life I give.”

Lord let me have one worry, what else could matter more
To see the souls around me, go through salvation’s Door
To walk in heaven’s kingdom, yet not on streets of gold
Though in this vale of shadows, be safely in His fold.


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.