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 that don’t deserve

It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just to real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…


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 gotta 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

It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s 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
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

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

I want to 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, Forgiveness

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Great Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/30/14

This is a great song. It has greatly affected my life. My biological father cheated on my mom and abandoned her along with my younger brother and I. I harbored hatred towards this man that I didn't even know and it just grew stronger and stronger until I heard this song. I broke down as a speaker spoke the lyrics out slowly while everyone listened. That day I forgave that man and was truly set free of the prison of unwillingness to forgive him. It was hard to do but this song opened my eyes and showed me just how important that forgiveness truly is. I can say from my experience that my life has forever been changed. I hope people who share my struggle can come to the same realization and forgive as I have. I love this song and Matthew West. He is a great singer and songwriter and this is one of his many successes. It is a clear song with a great message and good singing. I give it a 5 out of 5.

To "Marriage Healed" | Reviewer: Concerned | 9/3/13

To the woman who wrote about her marriage being healed. I am concerned that you may be seeing signs where there is none. I mean no disrespect when I say this but I do not believe God would want you to return to your husband (I believe God wants you to forgive), to the man that took your daughter's innocences away. I do believe God is the great redeemer; my advice to you is that you seek counsel from elders in your church about this; I believe God can redeem your husband but to return to him I think would be putting your daughter at risk again, also your daughter has to move forward with her pain and go through a healing process first before you and your husband heal your marriage. I believe your focus, right now, should NOT be on healing your marriage but healing your daughter first and then together with counsel from elders of your church to work on your marriage with your husband (while he lives elsewhere) then work on healing the relationship between your daughter and her dad (if she so decides this is what she wants). My concern is that your daughter has been put to the side and will end up hurt again.
Please seek healthy, Godly counsel before you move forward with a marriage with this man and introducing him back into the family unit with the daughter he violated.
My prayers are with you during this time.

marriage healed | Reviewer: vulpes | 3/29/13

My husband committed the ultimate sin, he sexually abused our daughter. He is in jail, and i was in the process of divorce. When I first heard your song i was asking God for a sign. At the same time I was hearing about a woman that was fighting for a prisoner's freedom, this man had killed her daughter.I new God was speaking to me, I still had my daughter and i knew my my marriage would be healed if I only let go , and forgive. Thank you for this song, i listen to it over and over. May God continue to inspire you to write beautiful words that encourage hearts.

Touched My Heart | Reviewer: CJ | 3/18/13

A few months after our son died in November, 2012, by a hit-and-run driver, I had a dream where he told me it was time to let go, and the next morning the first song I heard was your song "Forgiveness". It touched my heart. Thanks for your beautiful, inspirational music - truly a gift from God! Your songs have brought great comfort to me. Thank you.

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