193 The Righteous and Almighty Practical God
The heavens and the earth existed from eternity, empty and peaceful;
The dust was made into a living being; the Lord of all things was Jehovah.
He nourished all the living things, and life filled the heaven and earth.
Men abandoned themselves to fall and did evil, too filthy and corrupt to behold.
Humble in the flesh with tolerance and forgiveness, He bore unrighteousness and willingly forsook His honor;
No one understood His kind intention, and He left quietly after suffering crucifixion.
He lived through His hard life of thirty years, silent in Judea.
He offered His precious blood and redeemed suffering men, leaving His true affection in the world.
The lightning appears in the East, and the white cloud descends in the land of Sinim;
With His righteousness all over the universe, the almighty King has returned in the flesh.
He opens a new age, and brings the new work;
He lectures disobedient men with stern words, chastises and judges them step by step.
Corruptions and resistance clear before His eyes, He feels grief, abhorrence, sorrow, and indignation;
He sheds tears of blood with the greatest patience; who could comfort His broken heart!
He glares at men but has mercy on them; how could He be at ease without gaining men’s love!
He labors all day long with anxious expectation, dedicating all His sincerity to the world.
Flowers bloom and fall, and spring comes and goes;
His innocent flesh suffers hardships, and His broken heart cannot be healed.
He finds no resting place, lonesome with no close friend;
He works hard day and night and can hardly fall asleep, devoting His painstaking care like a loving mother.
He drifts about for His work, forgetting food and sleep; His truth is repaid with perfunctory words,
His merciful heart actually meets disobedience, and His earnest words are ridiculed and reviled.
He works in a humble and hidden way, revealing righteousness and almightiness in the flesh,
Conquering and saving a group of people. He is the incarnated practical God.