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119. Forgive My Doubts

1 Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break
Thy promises to me;
Forgive me that I fail to take
My pardon, full and free.
I sought to put my sins away,
I strove to do Thy will,
And yet, whene'er I tried to pray,
My heart was doubting still.

2 I tho't that Thou with jealous eyes
Wast watching me alway,
My deeds to mark, my steps to spy,
Whene'er I went astray;
I hoped that when, by days and years
Of service and of prayer,
I had besought Thy grace with tears,
Thy mercy I might share.

3 Forgive, O Father, this my sin,
This jealous, doubting heart;
For when men seek Thy love to win,
And choose the better part,
I know that, swifter than the light
Leaps earthward from the sun,
Thy pard'ning love,
Thy rescuing might,
Speed down to ev'ry one.

Text Information
First Line: Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break
Title: Forgive My Doubts
Author: W. Gladden
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: Returning to God
Tune Information
Name: ST. LEONARD
Composer: Henry Hiles
Meter: C. M. D.
Key: G Major



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