193 What God Shows to All Is His Righteous Disposition

Verse 1

When God incarnate carries out His work,

He only manifests Himself to a fraction

of the people who follow Him at that time.

No, not all creatures behold God become flesh.

He became flesh for one stage of His work,

and not for the sake of showing man His image.


Pre-chorus 1

Only those who follow may see.

That is why the work He does now

is carried out in secret.


Chorus

What God manifests to the multitude

is only His righteous disposition

and, of course, all His deeds.

It is not the image of His body

when He twice became flesh, incarnate.

For the image of God

can only be shown through His disposition,

and cannot be replaced by the image

of His incarnate flesh.


Verse 2

The work God does among mankind is designed

to let them understand His disposition.

All this is shown by the work of different ages.

It’s achieved through the disposition He’s made known,

it’s accomplished through the work that He has done,

rather than the manifestation of Jesus.


Pre-chorus 2

Not through His incarnate image,

but through the incarnation’s work

is God’s image made known.


Chorus

What God manifests to the multitude

is only His righteous disposition

and, of course, all His deeds.

It is not the image of His body

when He twice became flesh, incarnate.

For the image of God

can only be shown through His disposition,

and cannot be replaced by the image

of His incarnate flesh.


Bridge

Through His work, His image is shown,

His disposition is made known.

This is the meaning of the work

He wishes to do in the flesh.


Chorus

What God manifests to the multitude

is only His righteous disposition

and, of course, all His deeds.

It is not the image of His body

when He twice became flesh, incarnate.

For the image of God

can only be shown through His disposition,

and cannot be replaced by the image

of His incarnate flesh.


Adapted from “The Mystery of the Incarnation (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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