Forgive our sins as we
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"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.
How can your pardon reach and bless
the unforgiving heart
that broods on wrongs
and will not let old bitterness depart?
In blazing light your cross reveals
the truth we dimly knew:
what trivial debts are owed to us,
how great our debt to you.
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.
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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