Forgive our sins as we forgive

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1.
"Forgive our sins as we forgive," 
you taught us, Lord, to pray, 
but you alone can grant us grace 
to live the words we say. 

2.
How can your pardon reach and bless 
the unforgiving heart 
that broods on wrongs 
and will not let old bitterness depart? 

3.
In blazing light your cross reveals 
the truth we dimly knew: 
what trivial debts are owed to us, 
how great our debt to you. 

4.
Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls 
and bid resentment cease. 
Then, bound to all in bonds of love, 
our lives will spread your peace.

#137 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Rosamund E. Herklots, 100 Hymns for Today, 1969, Hymns and Songs, 1969
                     Text 1969 Oxford University Press, London
   Tune:  Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820
                     Harmonization 1991 Alice Parker

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