Pride’s Refrain

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In the midst of pride
I find it hard to hide
The want to defend
Against words that offend
Or an act of disrespect
The seed of humility my flesh rejects
Instead I am overcome with anger
Against friend or stranger
I feel it rage
Locked in a cage
I wish to release
But it will bring no peace
I call on Jesus’ name
In His presence I find refrain
And turn my cheek
Not because I am weak
Ease is found in emotion
Strength is in devotion
To Christ, the Giver of eternal worth
Reputations are left on earth
But a Christian’s legacy
Is found in eternity.