Bitter, Bitter Betty – what a sight to see,
As a prune mixed with lemon is her personality.
She’s not a very happy soul,
Her eyes are darkened with every kind of woe.
To her, nothing is good; and nothing really tastes sweet,
Gold is not really gold –probably not even Heaven’s streets!
Her face puckers in such a grimace, that even her laugh
Sound a little like a snarl coming back.
Life has become a burden for Bitter Betty to endure.
To her weakened, unforgiving state; nothing is seen as pure.
Perhaps you know her or her brother; although they are hard to embrace,
They can be helped by prayer, so bitterness is erased.
Jesus makes bitter, better than before.
When they repent and learn to forgive with the help of the Lord.
Come, if you too, find you are bitter and sour faced,
So you will have a joyful step, with a mouth filled with praise.
Bitter Betty becomes Better Betty, what a lovely sight,
For now she shines with the countenance of Jesus Christ.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.