The Joy of Forgiveness
1 Our God, you bless everyone
whose sins you forgive and wipe away.
2 You bless them by saying,
"You told me your sins, without trying to hide them,
and now I forgive you."
3 Before I confessed my sins, my bones felt limp,
and I groaned all day long.
4 Night and day your hand weighed heavily on me,
and my strength was gone as in the summer heat.
5 So I confessed my sins and told them all to you.
I said, "I'll tell the LORD each one of my sins."
Then you forgave me and took away my guilt.