Seventy Times Seven


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(c)Deborah Bolack 2009
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There's a brother who has stumbled
on jagged rocks along the way.
He's angry and he's hurt;
lashing out just brings more pain.
As he struggles for a foothold
through this dark and lonely place,
what he needs is for God's people
to reach out in love and grace.
Unto seventy times seven is how oft we're to forgive.
Are we weary in well doing?
Did we forget what Jesus said?
Can't we bear another's burdens,
and restore the fallen down?
Can't we take the stones we're holding
and cast them to the ground?
There's a sister who is weeping
and wondering how things went so wrong.
She's lost her hopes and dreams,
and she's trying to be strong.
But the world just keeps on spinning,
though her life has been laid waste.
What she needs is for God's people
to reach out in love and grace.
Unto seventy times seven is how oft we're to forgive.
Are we weary in well doing?
Did we forget what Jesus said?
Can't we bear another's burdens,
and restore the fallen down?
Can't we take the stones we're holding
and cast them to the ground?
There are soldiers who are wounded;
some for right and some for wrong.
They've tried to fight the fight,
but the enemy's so strong.
They feel beaten and deserted;
years of service wiped away.
What they need is for God's people
to reach out in love and grace.
Unto seventy times seven is how oft we're to forgive.
Are we weary in well doing?
Did we forget what Jesus said?
Can't we bear another's burdens
and restore the fallen down?
Can't we take the stones we're holding
and cast them to the ground?
Seventy times seven, Lord Jesus, teach us how
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Matthew 18:21, 22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

2 comments:

  1. This is an awsome song, very inspiring. I enjoy reading these songs that you post. I'm glad I came across this.

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