Remember Christ, Our Savior

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1. Remember Christ, our Savior
Who paid the debts you owed
To God the heavenly Father
And to you mercy showed.
When others sin against you
Be ready to forgive.
Since you have been forgiven
With them in peace now live.

2. Go first to find your brother,
Your sister or your friend.
Do not reveal to others
The hurt you need to mend.
Confront in humble spirit
The one whose sin caused pain
That he might seek forgiveness
And you a friend regain.

3. When bitter anger tempts you
To nurse your broken heart
With brooding thoughts of hatred
And vows of vengeance start.
Pray to the Lord of Pardon
For power to release
Each selfish act against you
That rage might in you cease.

4. O Father, Son, and Spirit,
O Patient Trinity,
Who lifts from us sin’s burden
And from its debt sets free.
Grant us the will to pardon
All those who us offend
That we might enter heaven
With them when ages end.

Author: Robert E. Smith

Born: March 21, 1957, New York, New York. Smith at­tend­ed Val­pa­rai­so Un­i­ver­si­ty, Val­pa­rai­so, In­di­a­na (BA 1979); In­di­a­na Un­i­ver­si­ty, Bloom­ing­ton, In­di­a­na (MLS 1981); and Con­cor­dia Sem­in­ary, St. Lou­is, Mis­souri (MDiv 1985). He served as pas­tor of St. Luke Lu­ther­an Church, Win­a­mac, In­di­a­na (1985-89); and Mes­si­ah Lu­ther­an Church, Wol­cott­ville, In­di­a­na (1989-92); Com­put­er Co­ord­in­a­tor at Con­cor­dia The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Ft. Wayne, In­di­a­na (1996-97); in­ter­im pas­tor at St. Mark Lu­ther­an Church, Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan (1997); and Pub­lic Serv­ic­es Lib­rar­i­an (1993) and In­ter­net Co­ord­i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Remember Christ, our Savior
Title: Remember Christ, Our Savior
Author: Robert E. Smith (1990)
Meter: D
Source: First published in the Lutheran Digest, 1991
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 Robert E. Smith. These lyrics may be freely copied, distributed, used or performed for non-commercial purposes, provided this notice remains attached. All other rights are reserved.



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