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Saturday, August 07, 2004 AD
Unforgiven
On November 2, 1997, I lost my temper at an old friend (of about 14 years) over a trifling matter. Although he said he forgave me, it soon became clear that he had closed the door on our friendship. Despite the intervention of several friends, including three pastors, an elder and a deacon, he was never willing to be reconciled. I finally had to give up. As much as it depends on us we are to live in peace with all men, but sometimes it doesn't all depend on us. I wrote this song in when I was still hopeful of redeeming the relationship.

A Christmas card returned unopened, an empty chair where you wonít sit,
The cold politeness thatís between us, reminding me not to forget
The sin that you still hold against me, the sin that I cannot excuse.
But if our Holy God forgives me, my friend, why do you still accuse?

Chorus:
In Jesusí name, forgive me
And let this cold war cease.
In Jesusí name, please love me again.
In Jesusí name, make peace.

Not only you and I are hurting. Weíve pierced the body of our Lord
And all our brothers and our sisters are wounded by our heartsí discord.
Can you look past the pain Iíve caused you and see Iím just a foolish child?
Can we break down the wall between us? Can you and I be reconciled? (Repeat Chorus)

What can I do to buy your pardon? What can I give in sacrifice?
What can I give but whatís been given? What can I plead but the blood of Christ? (Repeat Chorus)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 8/07/2004 06:43:00 PM • Permalink




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