Bad memories …

Love … keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (1 Cor.13:5,6)
Bad memories can’t be erased,
but Christ can quell all hate;
can help us pity, – make us see
our own imperfect state.
Love does not keep a list or record,
it does not harbour resentment, grudges,
and love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.

Love knows that God can change men’s souls:
does not assume they’ll still
repeat their hurtful, thoughtless ways,
and always treat us ill.

Love is not quick to judge, condemn;
to gossip gives no ear;
not eager to find fault; does not
of sins delight to hear.

Love wants to help a sinner rise;
– not glad to see his shame;
prefers to find things to commend
than speak of guilt and blame.

Love praises God for other saints –
God’s mighty work within.
It notices his work of grace,
more than remaining sin.

I need God mastering mem’ry’s thoughts;
let Jesus have his way.
I must remember Christ himself,
and what he did, each day.
Tune: Wondrous Grace by J McGranahan
(tune of ‘I know not why God’s wondrous grace’).

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