“There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners in misery and chains….
“They stumbled and there was none to help.
“Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
“He brought them out of the darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
“For He has shattered gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.”
Psalm 107:10,12-16 (NASB)