Don Fortner


Out of the depths, O Lord, I cry,

Convicted of my sin:

Within, without, in heart and deed,

I'm nothing else but sin.

If You should mark iniquity,

O Lord, I could not stand,

Eternal wrath, eternal death,

Your justice would demand.


"But there is forgiveness with Thee,

That Thou mayest be feared!-

Yes, "There is forgiveness with Thee,

That Thou mayest be feared!"

Since Jesus lived and died for men,

And satisfied the law,

You can forgive me of my sin,

And never bend Your law.


And so, my God, I plead the blood

Of Christ, Your own dear Son:

I hope for mercy and for grace,

I wait before Your throne.

Though sinful, Lord, I do have hope,

I hope in Your mercy:

I know that if You will You can

Forgive iniquity.


Yet, I have hope that's stronger still,

Founded upon Your Word:

"He that believes is not condemned!"

The promise of Your Word.

Now, I believe in Jesus Christ,

Confessing all my sin;

In justice and in faithfulness,

You do forgive my sin!


(Tune: My Faith Has Found a Resting Place)

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