Number: 347
Title: Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
Composer: , 1983Supplement to Kentucky Harmony, 1820Harm. Margaret W. Mealy (b. 1922)
Author: Rosamond E. Herklots, 1969
Scripture: Matthew 6:12 Matthew 18:21-35
Theme: Life in Christ

1.  "Forgive our sins as we forgive,"
    You taught us, Lord, to pray,
    But You alone can grant us grace
    To live the words we say.

2.  How can Your pardon reach and bless
    The unforgiving heart
    That broods on wrongs and will not let
    Old bitterness depart?

3.  In blazing light Your cross reveals
    The truth we dimly knew:
    What trivial debts are owed to us,
    How great our debt to You!

4.  Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls
    And bid resentment cease.
    Then, bound to all in bonds of love,
    Our lives will spread Your peace.