270 God’s Love Is So Real
Oh God! You’ve become flesh, humble and hidden,
expressing the truth to save mankind.
Yet mankind does not know You,
even opposing and judging You,
deeply wounding Your heart.
Oh God! You have suffered
such humiliation for man’s sake.
Who can feel Your grief?
Oh God! Your heart breaks for man.
Who can understand Your heart?
You alone bear mankind’s blows,
all the while uttering Your words to save us.
Our rebelliousness causes You grief,
our numbness causes You anxiety.
Oh, why do we believe in You yet oppose You,
and cast You aside?
Oh, why do we follow You yet not love You,
only grasping for Your grace?
Only through judgment have we awakened,
we truly are blind and do not know You.
Our good fortune to enjoy Your judgment
is truly Your great salvation.
Oh God! The judgment and chastisement
of Your words is all to cleanse us.
Yet we don’t understand Your will,
we misunderstand and blame You.
Oh God! Who do You toil for?
For whom do You sacrifice sleep and food?
Oh God! Who do You worry over?
To whom do You so patiently speak?
We have been harmed and trampled by Satan,
You see this with Your eyes and take it to heart.
You carry out salvation in us
with words of judgment and chastisement.
Oh, we are but specks of dust,
how are we worthy of Your cherishing and concern?
Oh, we are as filthy as dung,
how are we worthy of such elevation and love from You?
We loathe our deep corruption,
we don’t know Your righteousness and holiness.
We are now able to obtain
cleansing and salvation from You,
we will always love and be faithful to You.