Forgiven and Forgiving
Jesus, my Lord,
My Redeemer and Rescuer,
My Ransom paid to set me free from sin's doom,
I cannot forgive the one who has hurt me
Because I do not feel forgiven for my sin.
As long as I grip my sin like a bloody glove
Used to commit murder,
As long as I wear a veil of mourning
To grieve over my sin,
As long as I ignore Your forgiveness of me,
I cannot forgive another.
Oh! But when I see You!
When I see You spending Your life for me,
When I see You pay the ransom for my sin,
When I see You witness for me before the Judge,
I am set free!
Now free, I see others differently.
Others are gripping their sin and veiling their sorrow,
Causing them to bitterly hate and judge themselves and others.
Others are where I was.
I forgive you.
You hurt me like I hurt you.
I forgive you because Jesus forgives me.