Forgiveness
Lyrics Matthew West

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It's the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those who don't deserve
It's the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
Takes everything you have to say the word
Forgiveness
Forgiveness

It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It's always anger's own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you've got a right to hold a grudge
It's the whisper in your ear saying "set it free"
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness

Show me how
To love the unlovable
Show me how
To reach the unreachable
Help me now
To do the impossible
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Help me now
To do the impossible
Forgiveness

It'll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what its power can do
So let it go and be amazed by what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Oh, forgiveness
Forgiveness

Show me how
To love the unlovable
Show me how
To reach the unreachable
Help me now
To do the impossible
Forgiveness

I want finally set it free
So show me how
To see what Your mercy sees
Help me now
To give what You gave to me
Forgiveness

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"Renee's 20 year old daughter Meagan was killed by a drunk driver named Eric. The young man who took her life was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Renee has been speaking about drunk driving at schools and churches since the loss of her precious daughter. But God helped her do the impossible. She reached out to Eric in prison and said "I forgive you." Eric got saved as a result of her act of compassion. Then Renee appealed to the courts and had his sentence cut in half. He gets out of prison this fall! She considers Eric like a son to her, and soon they will be speaking side by side about the power of forgiveness!" - Matthew West

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