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 >

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First Line: All my sins have been forgiven
Title: All My Sins Have Been Forgiven
Translator: Esther Bergen
Language: English
Publication Date: 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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