Hymn Text: Mercy for Others

Date: January 20th, 2017

Title: Mercy for Others

Meter: 10 8 10 8 D

Topic: mercy, grace, forgiveness

Text:

1.

Mercy for you means mercy for others,

For you must give it to obtain.

If you withhold from sisters and brothers,

You deepen your own sinful stain.

 

Great is the debt we owe to our Savior

Far greater than any can pay.

If we don’t forgive other’s behavior

Then our own guilt will with us stay.

2.

The debts of our neighbors are little things

When seen with the debt that we owe.

During the harvest, the bounty it brings,

Depends on the seeds that we sow.

 

Much better to pluck up the tiny weeds

Than to let them flourish and sprout,

To tend to our garden with kindly deeds,

Than to let thorns choke our roots out.

3.

The price of our sins has been paid in full,

There’s no need to suffer again.

The darkest of stains are made white as wool

Where the blood of Jesus has been.

 

For Christ even pardoned those who drove nails

Both into his feet and his hands

He knows the strength that forgiveness entails,

The gravity he understands.

 

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