206 The Judgment of God Is a Blessing
1 Oh God! You express the truth to judge and cleanse mankind, revealing Your love. When You exposed human nature with strict words, I failed to understand Your heart. I misunderstood You, doubted You and guarded against You, which broke Your heart. I was too foolish and ignorant to know that the life within Your words is precious. So many times when I was feeling weak and negative, Your words gave me confidence and strength. So many times when I failed and stumbled, Your words lifted me back up. So many times when I was arrogant and disobedient, Your words judged me and awakened my heart. Only now do I see that Your words are so precious and that they are the supply of my life.
2 You utter words, bestowing the truth, the way and the life on mankind. You judge and cleanse humanity, allowing people to gain life, this is all Your blessing. Understanding the truth and casting off our corruption, we are able to live in the light. Relying on Your words, we stand strong through persecution, hardships, trials, and refinement. We weep when we fail and stumble, but Your words comfort and guide us. Following You, undergoing tribulations and tests, though we’ve suffered we’ve gained the truth. Our disposition has changed a bit, we live out a human likeness all due to Your grace. Your word of life will always be the foundation of our existence.
3 You are the truth, the way and the life, You encompass all things, You provide everything. Your words are all the truth, they all are necessary in our lives. You pay any price to cleanse and perfect us. You, humble and hidden, work among man, Your love for mankind is so profound. Your judgment is a blessing, we have deeply tasted this. We have enjoyed so much of Your love that we will never be able to repay. Though there is suffering in following You, we have gained so much. We have gained the truth and the life from You, we will love and bear witness to You forever.