First Sunday in Lent
Psalm 32, paraphrased by Pastor William
To be forgiven is happiness,
there is joy in reconciliation.
O Lord you know my faults, but
you choose to not remember them.
When I do wrong,
I lay in my bed ruminating.
It brings me no peace,
But when I admit my wrongs to you,
I open myself to your love.
I say; “I am shamed by my actions.”
But you say “I love you anyway.”
So, I will always be open with you,
I will always seek you;
even in times of despair and worry,
I will always seek you.
In you I can take refuge,
you embrace me with love.
You teach me the right way to live,
you keep your eye on me always.
You warn me not to be stubborn;
to not fight against your ways.
To fight against you is crazy,
but the wise listen to you.
Take joy in knowing the Lord,
shout for joy you who listen.