A short a capella piece for encouragement to persevere in the Lord and surmount sin.
- Many deceits, hiding, weighed on me,
Pressing on my shoulders heavily;
Speaking through my silence words untold,
Making what was hidden grow so bold.
- Shadows mark the place of what is old:
Why let sin envelop with its mold?
Shackles are the price of slavery:
Why forget the work of Calvary?
- Sins forgiven
We are bidden
To walk holy
- Tear now apart the sin ensnaring me so easily, that now I might declare Your wonders; O…
- Blessed are the just, those (who walk) pure in Your sight!
Covered by Thy might,
Walking by Thy sight,
They stand upon a solid height.
Renew us all so (we might) stay on the way!
Steadfast ev’ry day,
Keeping time to pray:
Our God, let no one fall away.
- Are you made clean, one (who walks) pure in His sight?
Are you in His light,
Covered in His sight?
Do you stand on a solid height?
Are you renewed, made (wholly) clean each new day?
Walking in the way,
Keeping time to pray?
Our God, let no one fall a way.
- All who are forgiven stand in joy;
Heaven given mercies they employ,
Praises of thanksgiving they proffer
Walking in their God, their deliv’rer.
- Turning towards Him, they do not hide:
Hiding from their sin is not their pride.
On their shoulders nothing: all is light;
On their heart no blemish: all is white.
As such make me
Pure and holy.
Keep me closely
To be more like Thee.
Forgiveness in RighteousnessNotes:
Based on Psalm 32, this song was written both as a reminder to continually seek the Lord's forgiveness and to have joy in it. This composition originated to be sung for the Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College.