1 God, how can we forgive
when bonds of love are torn?
How can we rise and start anew,
our trust reborn?
When human loving fails
and every hope is gone,
your love gives strength beyond our own
to face the dawn.
2 When we have missed the mark,
and tears of anguish flow,
how can you still release our guilt,
the debt we owe?
The ocean depth of grace
surpasses all our needs.
A priest who shares our human pain,
3 Who dares to throw the stone
to damn another's sin,
when you, while knowing all our past,
No more we play the judge,
for by your grace we live.
As you, O God, forgive our sin,
may we forgive.
|First Line:||God, how can we forgive|
|Title:||God, How Can We Forgive|
|Scripture:||Matthew 6:12-15; Matthew 18:21-35; John 8:2-11|
|Topic:||Grace: Social Holiness|
|Copyright:||© 1996 The Pilgrim Press|
|Source:||Harm from Hymns Ancient and Modern, alt.|