1 Forgive us, Lord! to thee we cry;
Forgive us thro' thy matchless grace,
On thee alone our souls rely;
Be thou our strength and righteousness.
2 Forgive thou us, as we forgive
The ills we suffer from our foes;
Restore us, Lord, and bid us live;
O! let us in thine arms repose.
3 Forgive us, for our guilt is great,
Our wretched souls no merit claim;
For sovereign mercy still we wait,
And ask but in the Saviour's name.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #432