59. Forgiveness

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08/10/2018 Amanda Wilson 

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When I do something wrong

Something I should not have done

I can take responsibility

And make things right if I can

But I do not need to live in blame

Or guilt or fear or crippling shame

I can look at the cross and say

Jesus died to take that sin away

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Don’t chain the blame to me

Jesus forgave and set me free

He was judged for my guilt

And punished for my sins

And He died my death

So I could live in His holiness

Don’t chain the blame to me

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When I say something wrong

Something I should not have said

I can apologise

And speak positives instead

But I do not need to live in blame

Or guilt or fear or crippling shame

I can look at the cross and say

Jesus died to take that sin away

.

Don’t chain the blame to me

Jesus forgave and set me free

He was judged for my guilt

And punished for my sins

And He died my death

So I could live in His holiness

Don’t chain the blame to me

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When someone else does something wrong

Something they should not have done

They may have responsibility

To make things right if they can

But I don’t need to be their jailer

In blame and shame make them a prisoner

For when I look at the cross I see

Jesus died for their sin just like me

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Don’t make a jailer of me

Jesus forgave and set us all free

He was judged for all our guilt

And punished for all our sins

And He died our all deaths

So we could all live in His holiness

Don’t make a jailer of me

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Real justice does not lie

In human jails or recompense

For they can’t heal a broken heart

Or make us whole again

From all our hurts and prisons

Only Jesus sets us free

To live as His Beloved

One with Him eternally

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Don’t make a jailer of me

Jesus forgave and set us all free

He was judged for all our guilt

And punished for all our sins

And He died our all deaths

So we could all live in His holiness

Don’t chain the blame to me

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