Oh the soul’s long self-dismay

From the guilt and bitter shame

With lifted eyes toward the cross

And to Him who paid the cost

Feel forgiveness by the name

Jesus Christ the Lord has saved

And redeemed you from your chains

Lifted dead men from their graves-

So rest eternal in His care

Grace unmerited is there.

Awesome, mighty, just and kind

King of Kings, God of my life.



Forgive me for those foolish thoughts-
Ideas which leave me paralyzed

Forget all of my broken faults
that come and steal away my time

Conceal me from temptation’s taunts
or guide me though it’s mines

Then find me if at last I fall-
Restore my soul and mind.


I saw a broken soul

Yearning to be whole

While by his side there stood a fool

Who wished to be annulled.

I witnessed grace unmerited

Life and love the benefits

And also sins dark heritage

While critics shouted rhetoric

I’ve seen more than I asked to see

I’ve lived more than I wished to live

I’ve been more than I wished to be

I’ve lost more than I thought to give.