This hateful, hated idol!

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

Oh! kill and crucify this SELF in me--this hateful,
hated idol!
Come in, O precious Christ, and make
it fall before You!

Yes; vile, guilty, abominable as I am--my own Jesus
bathes me in His blood, robes me in His righteousness,
puts upon me His beauty, and then says, "You are
absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection
in you." (Song of Songs 4:7) Oh, the wonders of His
love! My heart is ravished and overcome!