Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Break Forth By Forgiveness

"How hast thou broken forth?" (Genesis 38:29).  "O Lord... there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared... with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption" (Psalm 130:3-7).  "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He pondereth all his goings.  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins" (Proverbs 5:21,22).  "But let a man examine himself" (1 Corinthians 11:28). 

Now break forth from sin and be cleared,
For God by His grace will forgive,
So Christ may be followed and feared,
That we may abundantly live. 

The Lord is beholding our ways,
And all of our goings He's pondered. 
He knows when our heart from Him strays
As we from His mercy have wandered. 

The cords of their sins multiply
Which captivate sinners today,
But God hears the desperate cry
Of those who will yet humbly pray. 

O Lord, we give thanks as we trace  
Your mercy extending the call: 
Break forth by forgiveness through grace
With plenteous redemption for all! 

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