181 The Word of God Is My Life
In expressing the whole truth when judging and cleansing man, You reveal the love You have for them. In saying harsh and strict words, You expose human nature. But I didn't understand Your heart. I misunderstood, doubted, and guarded against You. Now I know it must have broken Your heart. I was an ignorant fool who failed to realize the fact that life is within Your words.
So many times when I was weak, discouraged and defeated, Your words gave me confidence and strength. When I was proud and I disobeyed, Your words judged and woke my heart. Your precious words sustain my life. To save us, You pour out truth and life. Truth never changes, life is precious, only You are worthy of man's praise. Physical pleasures, fame and fortune, all these can be abandoned. But the truth I'll never betray.
By relying on Your words, I stand trials, refinements, and all tribulations that come my way. Life's not easy to obtain. It's meaningful to suffer for the sake of gaining the truth. I practice Your words, gain the truth, and thereby satisfy Your will. Following You till now, I have some change, all by relying on these truths. Your words of life always will be the foundation of our existence.
You're the truth, the way, the life. You encompass and provide all. Your words are truths, they are what we need. They perfect us through Your great effort. You humbly hide and endure great shame. Your love is too great to ever repay. The path to eternal life that You brought we have now known by heart. We seek the truth, live out its reality. We'll be faithful in our duties, and repay Your kindness forever, and repay Your kindness forever.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs