This hateful, hated idol!
from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)
Oh! kill and crucify this SELF in me--this
hated idol! Come in, O precious Christ, and make
it fall before You!
guilty, abominable as I am--my
bathes me in His blood, robes me in His righteousness,
puts upon me His beauty, and then says, "You are
my darling, with no imperfection
in you." (Song of Songs 4:7) Oh, the wonders of His
love! My heart is
ravished and overcome!