He got lost from his unit in the jungle alone with the enemy on the advance
As the bullets and tracers he knew that he didn't have a chance
He fired his rifle and tried to be brave though his senses were frightened and numb
He lay on the ground with a lump in his throat cause he knew the end would soon come

But back home a mother was down on her knees
Praying "Be with my son, keep him safe Father, please"
When it all looks so hopeless, just a one-sided fight
His deliverance flew into the night

And the enemy scattered as a chopper touched down
And lifted the soldier off the hard killin' ground
He could feel the Lord's presence in the hot jungle air
Surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer

She had to work late, she was hurrying alone tryin' to get home before dark
Against her better judgment she turned from her way and took the shortcut that ran through the park
With night falling quickly and no one around from the deep shadows there stepped a man
She noticed the cold, evil look in his eyes, then she saw the knife in his hand

She cried out, "Lord Jesus, I'm one of your own
Send me help, Lord, you know I can't face this alone"
As the powers of heaven fought the forces of hell
The man tripped and stumbled and fell

She walked through the darkness without worry or fear
Knowing nothing could harm her cause her angel was near
No evil could touch her, no demon would dare
Surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer

He who abides in the Almighty's shadow shall be kept 'neath his sheltering wing
Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow I will not fear anything

He was a good husband and the father of two, it all began harmless enough
He started out trying the drugs just for fun, then he was hooked on the stuff
He was out on the street just a thief and a bum, he was dirty and out of control
But his family wouldn’t give up, they cried out to God and prayed for his lost troubled soul

Then one day a street preacher walked up to him
He said “Friend, did you know Jesus died for your sins?”
I've been sent to help you find salvation's door
You can't live like this anymore

And the heavens were opened and conviction fell down
And he cried out for mercy as he knelt on the ground
When he stood up his soul was in the Good Shepherd's care
Surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer
Surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer

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