I hear a voice familiar calling me now and then.
Awakened and look to see, who is there speaking.
His voice is soft but stern, His image beautiful!
Suffer smite and endure great pain, caressed by His loving hand.
Then I realize it’s the Almighty with whom I fought.
Hate myself, with great regret, think of what I did.
Deeply corrupted, no humanity, now I see the truth.
With a new start, pursue a real life, fulfill my duty.
For status, compete with God, I am ignoble.
God is still God, man is just man—I am so ignorant.
Too foolish and too proud to know my true self.
I was shameless and embarrassed; my heart fills with regret.
I hate myself, unaware of for what I should live.
Devil trampled me so many years, contemptible I became.
Poisoned by the evil one, humanity is lost.
If not changed and not reborn, I have no true life.
Corrupt disposition bothers me, my service still in vain.
Ignorant of God, full of notions; how could I not resist?
God judges me, for my rebellion, unrighteousness.
I have seen the true love of chastisement and judgment.
God is righteous, I’m convinced fully. I’m face to face with Him.
God’s practical salvation helps me to walk this far.
God’s realness and almightiness, fully revealed to man.
Living in light, I know God and have seen His loveliness.
Determined to fulfill duty, I’ll satisfy and love God.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs