Forgiveness is your gift

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1 Forgiveness is your gift,
both cleansing and renewing,
to catch us when we drift,
our base desires pursuing;
and hug us back to life
and bring us to a feast
where all will celebrate
the life your love released.

2 Your grace goes out to meet
the sinful and the doubting,
your arms and dancing feet
speak louder than all shouting:
O God, how great your love
which takes us empty in,
and, with our worth unproved,
lets better life begin.

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Author: Ian Masson Fraser

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First Line: Forgiveness is your gift
Author: Ian Masson Fraser
Meter: 6.7.6.7 D
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1994 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (Admin. Hope Publishing Co.)

Tune

SOLAS AN T-SAOGHAIL

The tune was composed in traditional Gaelic style, originally for the text "Christ is the world's true light. It was composed at the request of Polly MacInnes, organist at Kilmore Church of Scotland in Sleat in the Isle of Skye. Alasdair Codona

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #361Text



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