I remove the guilt of your rebellious deeds as if they were a cloud, the guilt of your sins as if they were a cloud. Come back to me, for I protect you.”
– Isa 44:22 NET
You will once again have mercy on us; you will conquer our evil deeds; you will hurl our sins into the depths of the sea.
– Mic 7:19 NET
If my shut eyes should dare their lids to part,
I know how they must quail beneath the blaze
Of Thy Love’s greatness. No; I dare not raise
One prayer, to look aloft, lest it should gaze
On such forgiveness as would break my heart.
—H. S. SUTTON
O Lord God gracious and merciful, give us, I entreat Thee, a humble trust in Thy mercy, and suffer not our heart to fail us. Though our sins be seven, though our sins be seventy times seven, though our sins be more in number than the hairs of our head, yet give us grace in loving penitence to cast ourselves down into the depth of Thy compassion. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord. Amen.
—C. G. ROSSETTI