Forgiveness we are commanded to give (1)
Remembering no more is harder to live

Memories come swift and fast
Flooding your mind with the past.

The pain stings you like a knife
Our old emotions come back to life

Images and thoughts rush in your mind
Painful memories are all you can find (2)

How do we continue to forgive
When people rarely change within

Forgive them seventy times seven (3)
This we are instructed from Heaven

Offenses come back to haunt
Memories so clear they taunt

Becoming overcome and guilt ridden (4)
Unable to keep our shame hidden

Though we were forgiven and forgave
Those memories come forth to deprave

Lord you forgive us just because we ask
Remembering no more for us is a task (5)

Father heal our wounds deep within
Renew our minds without our sin (6)

By Estelle P. Shrum

1. (Eph. 4:32)
2. (Isa. 55:7)
3. (Mt. 18:21-22)
4. (Heb. 10:22)
5. (Heb. 8:12)
6. (Ro. 6:17-18)