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So it is that time passes
From bitter lessons that impart
Healing comes from trespasses
As the worst of feelings depart
When hearing “I’m sorry!”
Is simply not enough
Stay the path of harming
Look forward and look up
For, for every sin and distress
Christ was raised before God and man
Torn and worn in nakedness
He forgave. He the great I AM

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It is so easy for funds to dry up
When life is carefree, there is never enough
But when they are gone, oft too are your friends
For riotous living requires one spends
Then, where will you go and who will you meet?
To help you get back to where you stand on your feet
Always there is our Father, of this I attest
For He knows and loves us, and wants, for us, the best
We need not compete or question His love
So tender His mercy and blessings from above
That when we repent and cry out to Him
He holds naught a bit what comes from Heaven
All that He has, He is quick to share
Even His Son, His only so rare
He would that we be holy, clean, safe and sound
The dead to yet live and the lost to be found
Luke 15:11-32

When he came to his father’s care
What did the prodigal son share?
All of his friends so prone to stray!
Oh, it was a delightful day!

Life is not fair
But our Father is
We’ll know His care
The Heavens are His

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Russell M. Nelson

The dawning of a brighter day
Heralds our time of learning
As sin’s shadows melt in new rays 
Light is there for our turning

Away from what would to do us harm
Towards joy, warm and bright
In the early dawn it is not hard
To reflect on what is right

Even the very air we breathe
Is a loving loan from Heaven
Each day our first noble deed should be
To give thanks for all we have been given

The dawning of a brighter day heralds a time of forgiveness. Shadows of yesterday’s grief melt in the rays of early morn’s opportunity.

Spiritual self-esteem begins with the realization that each new morning is a gift from God. Even the air we breathe is a loving loan from him. He preserves us from day to day and supports us from one moment to another (see Mosiah 2:21).
Therefore, our first noble deed of the morning should be a humble prayer of gratitude. Scripture so counsels: “Pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto [you]: and [you] shall see his face with joy” (Job 33:26; see also Alma 34:21Alma 37:37).

Ensign, October 1986

This is amazing! See this conference talk!

“Joy Cometh in the Morning”

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Meekly, He observed all who stood around
Not a bit of hatred within Him was found
He prayed to the Father for each of them, to
“… forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Luke 23:34

34 ¶Then a said Jesus, Father, b forgive them; for they know not what c they do. And they parted his d raiment, and cast lots. 35 And the people stood beholding.

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Through Christ, all is forgiven
By our Father in Heaven
When we, through His laws given,
Repent and seek to live them

  1. The Merciful Obtain Mercy – general-conference


    Home. LDS.org · General Conference · Conferences · April 2012  We all depend on the Savior; none of us can be saved without Him. Christ’s  When the Lord requires that we forgive all men, that includes forgiving ourselves. Sometimes, of 

  2. Forgive


    Through the atonement of Christ, forgiveness of sins is available to all who repent, except those guilty of murder or the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost.

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Bad feelings go with you
As you hold onto them
If you wish this to be through
Help that one be forgiven

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When feelings are put to rest
There’s buoyancy to the soul.
Thus healing forgiveness
Helps one to rise up whole.

A quote from President Thomas S. Monson: “The spirit must be freed from tethers so strong and feelings never put to rest, so that the lift of life may give buoyancy to the soul. In many families, there are hurt feelings and a reluctance to forgive. It doesn’t really matter what the issue was. It cannot and should not be left to injure. Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals. George Herbert, an early 17th-century poet, wrote these lines: ‘He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven, for everyone has need of forgiveness.’” 
( Hidden Wedges, Ensign, May. 2002, 19.
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Just a little note “George Herbert (15931633) was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed reader in rhetoric in 1618 and public orator in 1620. He attracted the attention of influential patrons, including King James I, before he took holy orders in 1626. He is known as the author of the most famous religious poem in the English language, The Temple. ” google books says there is no ebook at this time.  Anyone know more about his life?

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