244 Becoming a New Man to Comfort God’s Heart
1 I’ve been so deeply corrupted by Satan, I become arrogant over whatever I have. I show off in my work and my sermons, I think I’m amazing. I’m too self-righteous, too self-important! I have no human likeness. I’m too lowly, too contemptible! No shred of humanity can be found. Always disguising myself and pretending to be sincere, how could You not be grieved? You have seen through my heart, what Your words revealed made me ashamed. Too ashamed to see Your face, it’s hard to voice my pain and my heart is broken. I’ve followed You for so long, but I haven’t cared about Your will. I’m equipped with letters and doctrines, yet my disposition has not changed. Your words have made everything clear, it’s me who doesn’t put my heart into seeking.
2 Undergoing the judgment and chastisement of Your words, I’ve finally awakened. I will no longer rebel against You, I’ll never lack a conscience again. To save mankind, You have humbled Yourself to become flesh. I am filthy and lowly, what honor do I have? Through arrogance I’ve lost my humanity and reason, I’m really not worthy of being called human. Your words have tugged at my heartstrings, Your words have roused me. Your great love has conquered my heart, I will never again seek fame or benefit. I only ask to fulfill my duty to repay Your love. I’ll expend myself for You, be a new man to comfort Your heart. I’ll practice the truth, live by Your words, and take the path of light in life.