1 What if my brothers wrong me, Lord,
Or sisters cause me pain?
Must I forgive them seven times
And see them sin again?

2 Yes, Peter: let your love stretch wide
For you have been forgiven;
Bless enemies as many times
As seventy times seven.

3 What if my sin has grieved you, Lord,
And I have let you down?
Can you cast sin into the sea,
And can I watch it drown?

4 Yes, Peter; to the tree I went
That you might be forgiven.
Go now in peace and sin no more
And walk the road to heaven.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© 1988 David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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