You never promised us paradise
While yet we live on this earth,
But Heaven is ours, if we’ll persist
In walking in Your footsteps.
Proudly, O Lord, we’ll wear armor
And stand firm in our belief
That You alone are worthy, O Lord,
That You alone can save us!
I’ve taken the wrong turn, and I have sinned,
But God still loves me.
I’ve erred, and have done evil by this sin.
But God died for me.
I am as death, doomed. I’ve been immoral,
But still, God loves me.
He knows my story; my sin, my shame.
God’s love continues.
Each deed I tried to hide, He brings to light
Because He loves me.
There’s nothing I have done, or I can do
That He’ll not forgive,
AND, STILL, GOD LOVES ME!
I must submit
In order to be free;
I must give up
That I may have it all.
I must lose the shadows
To find abundant Light,
I must relinquish life
In order to live again.
from Declaration of Faith