In the streets where the violence reigns,
Where the gangsters rule with fear and pain,
There is a longing for peace within,
A desire for love that's genuine.
Their hearts may be hardened by years of crime,
But deep inside they long for a sign
That there is hope beyond their plight,
A way out of darkness and into light.
They need a Savior who understands
The struggles of life in these harsh lands,
Who can offer forgiveness and healing grace,
And show them a new, life-giving way.
Jesus Christ is the answer they seek,
The One who can make the wretched whole and meek,
He offers a future beyond an ugly past,
A life of purpose that will always last.
So let us bring the gospel of peace,
To the gangsters who need a new release,
And show them the love of Christ our Lord,
That they may find salvation and be restored.