You are good and forgiving

By Joel Payne | Added 29th December 2009
Bible Passages: Psalm 86:5-10
Includes: Hi-Quality MP3, Choir Score, Piano Score, Backing Track

The psalmist talks about a 'day of trouble', something that we all experience at some time in our lives; a day when all we can do is cry out to God and trust him to rescue us. And, as the psalm says, it is knowing God's love and forgiveness that convinces us we can trust him when the day of trouble comes. It is knowing that he is the only God, not some useless idol or imaginary deity. This is a song to be sung in the good times as a meditaiton on God's character and in the bad times as a cry for help.

You are good and forgiving
and you have love abounding
for all who call to you.
So hear my plea for mercy
and listen as I'm praying,
as I cry out to you.
For in my day of trouble
I know that you will be there.

You alone are God,
you alone, the only God,
slow to anger, abounding in love
and faithful.
You alone are God,
I know that you alone are God,
slow to anger, abounding in love
and faithful.

There's no-one who is like you,
no other god or idol
that can compare with you.
Unrivalled in compassion,
you pour your grace and mercy
on all who turn to you.
And in my day of trouble
I know that you will be there.

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I really like this song I will teach my church.
Duanne Bess at 13:21 on 20th March 2013
Introduced this as a special with piano and a soprano soloist. I moved it down to D for congregational singing. We do this pretty often - very strong Psalms reference. Thanks!
Meghan Schoonover at 05:06 on 20th September 2011
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