If you were lost in darkness and night
With no one to show you the way,
Would you want someone to bring you a light?
If no one had told you of Jesus at all,
His love, His compassion, His death
Oh, wouldn’t you want the message to come
Before you had drawn your last breath?
If, sinking in evil traditions, you were
Bound by what you believed,
Helpless and hopeless, oh, wouldn’t you want
A chance at least to be freed?
Would you want them to wait while they built a new home,
And paid for a “still better” car
Or while making the home base an elegant place
Before sending the message afar?
Would you want them to table the plans that were made,
To expand on missions this year,
Because of conditions around the world,
And the days of uncertainty here?
Would you want them to wait with the message of hope,
While you are dying and lost?
Oh, I know that your answer would ring through the gloom
“Please, send it at any cost!”
So, let’s send it out to the missions in need,
The light that will show them the way!
For if it were you in darkness and night,
You’d want it! You’d want it today!