307 A Sentimental Parting
1 Looking back on our times with God: There were cheers of laughter and tears of pain. How happy were our days in God’s company. They gave us memories we shall never forget. O God! During so many years of gatherings, Your truths have cleansed our corruption. Now that we understand the truth, we have changed and become new people. Your love, so pure, is rooted deep within our hearts. Your words have become our faith, our love. Our feelings for You run deep, we cannot bear to be apart from You. But today You are soon to leave us. How could we not be reluctant?
2 You lived with us night and day. Each day You expressed the truth to water us. We revealed so much corruption, and brought You hurt. Tolerant and patient, You continued to lead us. O God! You took such pains to save us. You saw how immature our statures were, and You grew worried and anxious. You patiently fellowshiped about the truth, supporting and providing for us. You were with us during trials and adversity. You inspired us to understand the truth and bear witness to You. Our judgment and cleansing was entirely Your grace. Having enjoyed so much of Your love, how could we not love You? Your love spurs us on; we will never regret loving You.
3 Your work completed, You will soon return to Zion. We cannot bear to see You go. We thought back on those years, You leading us step-by-step. Scenes from the past appeared before our eyes. You judged us, and cleansed us of our corrupt dispositions. You saved us, and took us from the great red dragon’s persecution. Your words guided us, and allowed us to stand firm in our testimony. After enduring tribulations and trials, our lives grew. Your love is so great, Your loveliness so much. You are fit for man’s praise and worship. The grace of Your salvation is etched deep within my heart. I set my resolve to perform my duty and bear beautiful and resounding testimony. Your love shall forever remain in my heart, always will I love and cherish You.