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All My Sins Have Been Forgiven

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1 All my sins have been forgiven;
God is merciful to me;
Faith has claimed the Savior's promise,
Grace and pardon, full and free;
O my soul, be ever praising
For the great Redeemer's love;
Joyous songs to Him be raising,
Unto God in heav'n above.

2 My account is closed forever;
Jesus Christ has paid it all;
Shed His blood my sin to cover,
Paid the price to save my soul;
There is now no condemnat5ion,
I am fully reconciled;
What a wonderful salvation,
For a sinner so defiled!

3 How my countless sins depressed me,
Gave me sorrow, shame and tears,
How His wrath and anger crushed me,
Filled my heart with doubts and fears;
But my soul cried out in anguish,
Called for mercy and for grace,
Jesus heard my supplication,
Granted pardon and release.

4 Now my soul shall live forever;
No more can the Foe condemn;
Nothing from God's love can sever,
Peace and joy are found in Him.
Thus I journey on to heaven,
Cross death's portals joyfully;
All my sins have been forgiven,
God is merciful to me.

Source: Hymns for the Living Church #291

Translator: Esther Bergen

Esther Bergen was born on June 18, 1921 in Mor­den, Man­i­to­ba, Can­a­da. She was the daughter of a Mennonite minister and graduated from the Men­non­ite Col­lege In­sti­tute in Gret­na, Man­i­to­ba. After teaching in several rural schools, she attended the Men­non­ite Breth­ren Bi­ble Col­lege in Win­ni­peg. She taught mu­sic at the Men­non­ite Breth­ren Bi­ble Col­lege, and served as Dean and Re­gis­trar at the Ca­na­di­an Men­non­ite Bi­ble Col­lege. She al­so worked as a mis­sion­a­ry in Mex­i­co with her hus­band, Men­no Ber­gen (1956-68). She trans­lat­ed some 150 hymns, and com­posed sev­eral hymn tunes. She was a teacher, musician, poet, translator, church worker, wife, and mother… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All my sins have been forgiven; God is merciful to me
Title: All My Sins Have Been Forgiven
Translator: Esther Bergen
Language: English
Publication Date: 1974
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1974.



One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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