2. We thought You were like heathen gods,
Or like a childish potentate;
Who struck in anger or destroyed
At will, the beings You create.
3. But You have taught us, now we know
A God of love who changes not;
The laws You gave to men below
Are all expressions of Your thought.
4. We shall not kill, because you don’t;
We serve not a destroying god;
Your law is in our hearts, we won’t
Destroy in word, or act, or thought.
5. It’s sin, and only sin, that kills;
The wages that it pays are death;
But in Your Son, eternal life,
For all His ways are righteousness.
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Like the song Satan the Destroyer, God the Restorer, this one is also on the theme of God’s character.
The booklet I Think as a Man is a brief introduction to this theme, and you can download it by clicking on the book cover picture to the right of the song text.
For a more comprehensive treatment of the theme, there is another book available: Behold Your God.