Forgive us Lord, forgive us

When we believe our ways are best,

Because self-righteousness and pride

And both traits that you detest.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

When we believe we’re teachable,

Because when those stubborn traits they still persist

With ourselves we are still full.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

For not loving You as we ought,

Because the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked

Where selfishness is wrought.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

Because we fall short of Your glory too,

Since all our finest work is like filthy rags

Compared to the holiness in You.

Please forgive us Lord, forgive us

For the sins of omission too,

Because when we know to do good but do not do

Our motives simply cannot be true.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

Because although our motives may be pure,

It’s not until you place us through fire

That we’re shown to endure.

And forgive us Lord, forgive us

For thinking we’re in right standing with You,

Because unless Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior

There is vanity in all we do.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

When we believe we’re good people indeed,

Because Your word tells us there’s none righteous

And on sinful ways we feed.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

For craving fleshly ways,

Because the wages of sin is eternal death;

It’s the remuneration that is paid.

And forgive us Lord, forgive us

For our unbelief as well,

And for believing the lies of Satan

That a loving God can’t send to hell.

Forgive us Lord, forgive us

Because the fact of the matter is,

How can a pure and spotless God

Into His Kingdom allow us in?

And please forgive us Lord, forgive us

Through the sacrifice of Your Son,

Because it’s only through Him that we’re forgiven

When on the cross the work was done.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”  Psalm 51:1-2

“For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight – that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge.”  Psalm 51:3-4

“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.”  Psalm 86:5

“There is none righteous, no, not one;”  Romans 3:10

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”  James 4:17

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?”  Jeremiah 17:9

“But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;”  Isaiah 64:6

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I am the Lord Your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;”  Isaiah 43:2-3

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”  Romans 5:8-9

“For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”  Romans 5:10

“Then Jesus said, ‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.'” Luke 23:34

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