Forgiveness is a river
flowing from the throne,
pulsing with His heart beat,
encompassing His own.
When we resist the flow,
we thwart His love, His power and grace,
that He gives to every mother's son
born of Adam's race.
So, let me walk into the river
until it reaches to my knees.
Let it heal my every sorrow,
every guilt and all disease.
Let me get in ever deeper,
until it comes up to my chest;
let me feel it sweep me onward
to His promised place of rest.
When I feel its power pull me
far from the carnal shore,
I know His love has claimed me,
His child forever more.
He invites all weary travelers
to enter the river's flow,
surrendering our will and power
to the one who loves us so.
When we reach the shining city,
with its gates swung open wide,
the River of Forgiveness
will carry us inside,
to the place within the portals
waiting for you and me,
the throne of God, our resting place,
beside the Crystal Sea.
We'll take our place to reign with Him;
we'll conquer time and space,
and there we'll greet our Father
and behold His lovely face.
By Jan Austin Antonsson, Nov., 1999
Jan and Lenny Antonsson
17178 Highway 59, Neosho, MO 64850 (Snail Mail)
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