He can turn the tide
And calm the angry sea
He alone decides
Who writes a symphony
He lights every star
That makes our darkness bright
He keeps watch all through
Each long and lonely night

He still finds a way
To hear a child’s first prayer
Saint or sinner calls
And always finds him there
Though it makes him sad
To see the way we live
He’ll always say – I forgive

He can grant a wish
Or make a dream come true
He can paint the clouds
And turn the grey to blue
He alone knows where
To find the rainbows end
He alone can see
What lies beyond the bend

He can touch a tree
And turn the leaves to gold
He knows every lie
That you and I have told
Though it makes him sad
To see the way we live
He’ll always say – I forgive

Lyrics to “HE”  written by Denis Walter

I grew up listening to this song.  On our drive the other day, watching the threatening clouds drawing nearer, it came to mind again.  And yes, I had to sing it!  As for forgiveness?  Well, I’ve lived long enough to know that they are not just words so that the other person will feel better.  They are words that free the giver’s soul ♥ Forgive and move forward.


(and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to my dear friend, Lauri, today.  We go way back…and a lot of singing was involved! Almost an arrest because of it! 🙂 Also Happy Birthday to Nancy and to Harold.  How awesome that these three special friends share this day! ♥)

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26 Responses to Forgiveness

  1. They are words that free the givers soul…
    How lovely and true!

  2. artzent says:

    Yes, They are freeing words that we need to give more often! Happy Birthday to all!

  3. Jeannette Wynne says:

    Always loved this song! Forgiveness…so important to our soul as well as our health.

  4. I agree with Maggie..that line really hit home with me too…
    And of course you sang! I would expect nothing less from you sister! xo

  5. Juliana forster says:

    Ahhhhh what a beautiful song!!! I just love this post! Thanks Paula!!

  6. Clanmother says:

    Forgiveness – the redemption of our soul! We cannot live or move forward without being forgiven! Beautiful post that is a gentle reminder to all to live fully! Thank you!

  7. allisonsarah says:

    What a lovely picture to go with the song 🙂 You should enter it into Canon’s Project Imaginat10n

  8. mimijk says:

    Gorgeous and uplifting and wonderful..

  9. Yes, forgiveness is freedom! A wonderful gift to give to oneself.

  10. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    One of my all time favorite songs!! Thanks so much for bringing it to my mind today!! We should all pay attention to the beautiful words!! Thanks again Paula 🙂

  11. artsifrtsy says:

    Sweet freedom – love that song.

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