From the bowels of the earth it steadily arose
A force so dark that it blocked the bright sun
I almost succumbed to the enveloping blackness
Until faith gave me the energy and strength to run.
The depth of despair, a bottomless pit
The thick of the fog, making me want to quit
The light in my soul almost going fully out
The prayers of my friends, in my ears they did shout.
It sought to destroy me, once and for all
Came at me from deep, dark, far and wide
Sought to torment the faith deep within
I felt the nails raking and slashing my hide.
The heat of its breath, hot in my brain
Sizzling and searing, causing me pain
Gnawing quite slowly, inch by small inch
Each tiny bite making me flinch.
It came at me not once, but again and again
Strove to destroy me, with whatever it took
It knew I had faith and that drove it insane
Made it tremble with weakness and it shook.
Once almost successful in its evil quest
Til it had me completely, it could never rest
What a soldier Iíd make for the darkest of sin
If only it could figure out how exactly to get in.
It got to my brain, took what it could
Before it took all, God intervened
Sent me kind people with love in their hearts
Bringing me pure energy, faithful and clean.
I rebuked the darkness, evil and hate
I knew it was not to be part of my fate
The small light within me, began to glow bright
I regained myself , my hawk again taking flight.
I arose to the sounds of Heaven in song
The power within me restored and made whole
The trials now before me no longer had merit
Faith was the saving of my poor wretched soul.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sounds
My energy began to grow in great bounds
Each war that is fought with the devilís harsh grin
Made me stronger, not weaker, for combat again.
The darkness is broken with shafts of pure light
The wrongs will be righted when the time comes
The evil will destroy but only itself with great force
We who have faith will never succumb.
So, bring on your warriors, your spawn of damned hell
Youíll never take me quietly, Iíll kick and Iíll yell
The evil that seeks to invade and destroy
Nothing will work, no immoral ploy.
The harder the battle, the more I will gain
I look on this trial with pure strong disdain
The tougher the problems, the stronger my faith
So go back to that hole with your dark shame.
Barefoot Warrior is back from the grace of His glory
To relate to you of this incredible true story
So when times are bad, and things donít look good
Be reminded of me and where I had stood.
The truth, be it known will always shine through
It only takes faith and the entirety of YOU!