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More about Charles E. Davis:
Charles E. and Maria A. Davis are songwriters living in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Charles has been a piano teacher and musician for many years. He currently teaches privately, and with Musicland. Maria has been writing lyrics and poetry for several years. Both Charles and Maria enjoy writing music in English and Spanish, and have published several vocal, choral, and instrumental works commercially. They are Award of Merit Winners in the LDS Church 2014 Church Music Submission Awards.
More about Maria A. Davis:
Charles E. and Maria A. Davis are songwriters living in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Maria has been writing lyrics and poetry for several years. Charles has been a piano teacher and musician for many years. He currently teaches privately, and with Musicland. Both Charles and Maria enjoy writing music in English and Spanish. They are Award of Merit Winners in the LDS Church 2014 Church Music Submission Awards.
Song background:

This song, written for SATB Choir, expresses the longing for forgiveness given by the Lord, and the sweet, peaceful repose one feels when the Lord's forgiveness is extended, and as we forgive others as well.  This song is appropriate for all church meetings, public performances, and for use at home as well.

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Lyrics: Verse 1:
Oh Lord I'm a sinner who seeks thy listening ear.
Of thee I ask forgiveness with heart most sincere.
Oh My heart I do pour out, repentant and contrite.
My sins I give to thee Lord; thy pardon I seek.

Verse 2:
Oh let not my poor heart in sorrow remain,
No happiness to enter but sink more in pain.
But by blood most precious thy Son did shed for us,
Oh hear my prayer to thee Lord; relieve my distress.

Verse 3:
I've I've walked in such darkness while wandering this world.
I sank in evil helpless: by Satan was bound.
By pretenses false disguised as joyful bliss,
He led me to an abyss of unhappiness.

Verse 4:
Lord, only thy mercies which thou to us extend,
My desolate soul has rescued and brought peace again.
I walk now securely in peace with faith and hope,
And by thy hand am guided to Father above.

Chorus:
Oh Lord we're imperfect. Please bless us from above
To always be valiant: our weaknesses o'ercome.
And Lord fortify us in thy eternal love
That we may have courage and strength to forgive.
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