You Never Give Up On Me

 

I failed again today, O Lord

Tripped hard and lost my way

My will came to the front O God

Your will… I put away.

 

It seems so hard to stay upon

Your narrow path to life

I let this lost world blind my eyes

Divide my faithless heart.

 

Yet in my sin, Your Spirit calls; Unending grace still flows

You woo me back into Your arms and gently let me know

Through thick and thin, and failures known

You stand with open arms

Bowed on my knees; You hold the key

You never give up on me.

 

When I forget Your holy way

Your Spirit I ignore

Old habits fall upon my heart

Like waves upon the shore.

 

But then you show me what I’ve done

And I fall to my knees

You hear my cry and see my heart

You never give up on me.

 

O what a sorry lot am I,

Your grace is undeserved.

You bore those nails to set me free     

This lost and lonely ship at sea.     

 

Your Spirit gently calls my name; unending grace still flows

You call me back into Your arms and failure turns to growth

In sin and shame, and struggles known

You wait for me to turn

Bowed on my knees, I now believe

You never give up on me.

Rhonda Shelford Jansen

 

 

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