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
|First Line:||[Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord]|
|Title:||Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord|
|Author:||Herman G. Stuempfle|
|Copyright:||© 1977 GIA Publications Inc.|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #693||Help us forgive forgiving Lord||Help us forgive forgiving Lord||WETHERBY||Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr, b. 1923||CM||Colossians 3:13; Ephesians 2:3-5; Ephesians 4:3; Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 9:26; James 3:16-17||2005||The Church Celebrates | Family, Friendship, and Marriage; Forgiveness | ; Jesus | cross; Penitence | ; Purity Of Heart ||