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Forgiven

Matt.6:14 “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

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Have you been caught in sin,
Totally undone…ashamed?
Or have you loathed yourself,
Your sin hidden and not yet…named?

Sin is just that…sin,
Neither small…nor large;
It is missing the mark,
Found guilty…as charged.

Thank God that we can be forgiven,
True repentance is the cure;
Still, we must see the need,
To wipe the slate clean…we must be sure.

God saw our need,
Saw it…way before we did;
He knew we couldn’t live this way,
With this guilt…Yes, He did!

So, He made provision for us,
A way…this guilt to rid;
To be set free of its power,
In His Word…it is recorded.

Come to Father’s side,
Lay prostrate at His feet;
Ask for His forgiveness,
Sin…Christ Jesus did defeat.

Now, we are set free,
Sin…has lost its power;
Free at last…thank God,
Because of Christ Jesus…we’re empowered.

So, we can all agree,
That we are truly blest;
Father forgives us…when we repent,
In this promise…we can rest.

And, with true repentance,
A changed life we can see;
No longer groping in the dark,
Children of the Light are we.

Now, like our Father…so are we,
Forgiving…as we’ve been forgiven;
How could we be any other way,
When…to us…freely given?

Have we ever held to count,
Those who did us wrong?
Have we made them suffer,
But, of course, not too long?

Or did we just give to them,
What they had given us?
Did we forget to turn the other cheek,
Recompensed by God…in Him to trust?

Was it just a quick glance,
A disapproving look sent their way;
A sign of putting them down,
Secretly hoping…that is where they’d stay?

What if Father God did that to us,
How do you suppose we would feel?
He could have…still, He did not,
Because of this humbling truth…we kneel.

We have been forgiven of much,
Pass it on to others…we need do;
This is our Father’s nature,
Like Him, we want to be…through and through.

Change us, Lord…we pray,
Help us to forgive…as we’ve been forgiven;
Only then are we complete,
Help us to forgive…as we’ve been forgiven!

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April 13, 2002

Aimee Love
(LHG)


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