I walk along this broken road Through a valley dark and alone There's no companion, no hope to hold No fire to warm my weary bones As I call, unheard, for help. The darkness surrounds, encompasses me Until even the stars are blotted out I have no lantern by which to see My head and heart now drown with doubt As I call, unheard, for help. Held captive by these mountains of fear Like a thousand swords against my neck While my cries fall upon deaf ears And towards me no-one takes a step As I call, unheard, for help. The friends with whom I used to laugh Now ignore my hurt and pain. My life to them is merely chaff Though love for me they once did feign As I call, unheard, for help. As his hand for me now extends I've given up, prepared for Death Will Darkness remain my closest friend? And yet I struggle, gasping for breath As I call, unheard, for help. Is this the end for which I long? If you heard my cry, would you comply, Or would this in your ears be wrong If I pray, 'Lord, just let me die,'? As I call, unheard, for help. My other prayers you've turned aside So I have but rocks for my stomach Now in this downward spiral I slide And in silence await that last trumpet As I call, unheard, for help. Will your Light of Hope not pierce this depression? How long must my life around me crumble? Eternal God of my salvation, To the grave will I now stumble? As I call, unheard, for help. I cry out, 'How long?' from within this darkness Since you hold in your bottle my every tear Arise and breath life into this carcass O, LORD, my God who save me, hear As I call to you for help.