Tag Archives: Forgiving Others

The Giver of Mercy

I find I have much unforgiveness
For things others have done in past times 
My mind is wrapped up with vengeance 
My heart has left love far behind

I can't seem to find strength to get over
The hurts and the pains of the past
Now bitterness knocks at my hearts door
And I'm not sure how long it will last

Then I think of the giver or mercy
The Savior who died on the cross 
If He could forgive me if my sin
Who am I to refuse the same thought?

Who am I to refrain from forgiving?
Who am I to hold onto a grudge?
Who am I to refuse to pass on
This gift I've received from my judge?

So I set out to ask true forgiveness
For all the past thoughts in my mind
One by one I approach those who hurt me
Even though they don't know what they've done

I become the giver of mercy
I become the reliever of sin
I become what the Father has longed for
To be like His only Son

Jesus came to this earth to forgive us
To wipe away all our offense
All He asks us for us to pass on
The great gift if mercy immense

Please don't hold onto hurts any longer
Be a giver of mercy to all
This is truly the will if the Father
This is how you can answer His call
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I Remember the Cross

There are times that I get hurt by those around me
They do something that I don’t really like
I’ll fuss and moan about offenses given
And I’ll hold my anger right ion through the night

I don’t feel any better
In fact I feel much worse
This feeling that’s inside of me
Can soon become a curse
Somehow I must release it
I search for ways to cope
And then I look to Jesus
That’s where I find my hope

I remember the cross
And the price that He paid
To purchase my salvation
To show me heaven’s way
He said I am forgiven
Now I must pass it on
Forgiving those who hurt me
Forgiving everyone

Now each time someone might say something offensive
Or do something that hurts down in my soul
Right there and then I pray and I forgive them
There’s none of that offense that I will hold

Forgiveness I will give
Forgiveness I will live
I’ll put aside offenses
I’ll live a life of love
For Jesus paid the price
And He’s forgiven me
I’ll practice that forgiveness
So others will be free

I remember the cross
And the price that He paid
To purchase my salvation
To show me heaven’s way
He said I am forgiven
Now I must pass it on
Forgiving those who hurt me
Forgiving everyone