Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord

[Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord]

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Tune: WETHERBY
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Help us forgive, forgiving Lord
the wrong that others do,
and, when our hearts are pierced by pain,
to bring the hurt to you.

2 For on the cross you bore for us
the curse, the scorn, the hate
and gave your life to lift from us
sin's cruel and crushing weight.

3 Let grace unlock each prisoned heart,
uncoil each fisted hand
until from hate our hearts are freed,
our hands in love extend.

4 And then, the broken circle closed,
the broken friendships healed,
Lord, hold us fast within the bonds
by your forgiveness sealed.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #693

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle

Rev. Dr. Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., 83, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, after a long illness. Born April 2, 1923, in Clarion, he was the son of the late Herman G. and Helen (Wolfe) Stuempfle, Sr. Stuempfle lived most of his life in Gettysburg, PA. He served as President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. He attended Hughesville public schools, and was a graduate of Susquehanna University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He received additional advanced degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a doctoral degree at Southern California School of Theology at Claremont. He retired in 1989. Rev. Dr. Stuempfle was the author of several books and numerous articles and lectures on preaching, history, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: [Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord]
Title: Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord
Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Language: English
Copyright: © 1977 GIA Publications Inc.

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