Forgiveness is mercy.
Such pardon and kindness I cannot fathom.
Forgiveness is unfailing love.
Such patience and understanding I cannot comprehend.
Forgiveness is overwhelming compassion.
Such sympathy and warmth I cannot reciprocate.
Forgiveness is the blotting out of transgressions.
Such freedom and good will I do not deserve.
Forgiveness is the washing away of my iniquities.
Such purity and newness I cannot maintain.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.