C86 VS 15    Funky Fun in the Son 1: Number 1    [July 2002

EVEN THE VALLEY IS GOOD
[Parody: Tremeloes: Even The Bad Times Are Good]
[At one stage all white South African males had to undergo army
training. We parodied the Tremeloes’ hit as “Even the good times are bad/Soon as we get to the army . . .”

None of us in the valley likes hard times: challenges become threats; problems become catastrophes. But are these not perhaps the times when we grow? — in retrospect, of course! These are the times when we need to call upon God — instead of pushing God away or getting angry with Him. For me this is an ideal rather than a reality

So to some extent this is tongue-in-cheek.]

Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus
Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus

There are times in this life of mine
I feel overwhelmed, I just can’t go on,
And I’m tired and I don’t feel strong
My courage runs dry, I don’t want to try,
And all that I can do is cry to You

‘Cause
Even the bad times are good
As long as I run to You, Jesus
You’ve just got to touch me
And even the bad times are good

Even the bad times are good
As long as You’re with me Lord Jesus
You’ve just got to touch me
And even the bad times are good

Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus
Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus

When the going along is too tough
When people are mean, the path is too rough
When temptation’s too strong for me
I’m about to cave in
And give in to sin
Then all I’ve got to do is run to You

‘Cause
Even the bad times are good
As long as You’re with me, Lord Jesus
You’ve just got to touch me
And even the bad times are good
Even the bad times are good
As long as I’m in You, Lord Jesus
You’ve just got to touch me
And even the bad times are good

Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus
Halle-halle-le-luia, Jesus

Ps23:4; Philip 4:11-12; Heb 13:52 Sam 22:7; Ps 102:1; 130:1;etc