Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Where does forgiveness begin?

When you acknowledge you’ve done wrong?
When you ask forgiveness from the one you’ve wronged?  
When you resolve not to do the wrong thing again?
Or all three?

God scans the horizon for the lost to return

Luke 15:10-32


As a boy I often sang this old hymn in assembly and it remains one of my favourites today.

There Is A Green Hill Far Away

There is a green hill far away,
outside a city wall,
where our dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
what pains he had to bear,
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiven,
he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin,
he only could unlock the gate
of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.

Written in 1848 by Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895),

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