Why must I always choose my own way
Despite all the love that You've shown?
Why would I try to throw far away
The precious salvation I've known?
Why do I seek my sinful desire
When the way, in the end, leads to death?
Why do I quench that holy Fire
That You gave with Your dying breath?
How can I give in to the enemy's dart,
When I know all the sorrow it brings?
Who knows all the depths of this wicked heart,
Deceitful beyond all things?
How much must I have to hate what is good
To willfully do what is wrong?
Why do I refuse to do what I should
When You've proven Yourself so strong?
How can I sin when You watch from above
And lovingly reach out Your hand?
Is this the fullest rejection of love,
Straying from what You have planned?
Why must I stay so selfish and blind
When You've given me eyes to see?
How can I sever these ties that bind,
And who will deliver me?