Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord

[Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord]

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Tune: WETHERBY
Published in 2 hymnals

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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

Herman G. Stuempfle Jr. was educated at Susquehanna University (A.B., 1945), Lutheran Theological Seminary (B.D., 1946), Union Theological Seminary (S.T.M., 1967) and Southern California School of Theology at Claremont (Th.D., 1971). From 1947-1959, Rev. Stuempfle, served as pastor of parishes in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 1959, he joined the staff of the Board of Missions of the United Lutheran Church in America. Throughout his 27-year career as Professor of Preaching at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Rev. Stuempfle also served as the school's Dean (1971-1976) and as President (1976-1989). In 2004, Dr. Stuempfle was named a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. His work is found in an ever-growing number of hymn… 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
Source: Hymns for the Gospels (GIA Publications, Inc., 2001)
Language: English

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #693Text
Scripture Song Database #1418



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