Forgetting What’s Behind
Lord, as this year is winding down
To close as You designed,
I stop to think of what it held
And leave its weights behind.
The sins I’ve sinned this year, O Lord,
Wash white in Jesus’ blood –
My failures cover in His robes
Of righteousness and good.
The wrongs that have been done to me
By grace I now forgive;
I bring no grudges past this year,
The hurt I won’t relive.
My best successes I’ll forget,
Achievements, earth’s awards –
And in the Spirit’s strength press on
To heaven’s bright rewards.
But all the things I’ve learned of You,
My Savior, God, my Friend,
I carry through the changing years
To life that has no end.
And thoughts of all the things You’ve done
On my behalf in love,
I carry, too – I won’t forget
Now or through years above.
O Lord, I leave this year behind
To press beyond by grace
To know You, serve You, love You more,
To win the prize, the race.
Christina Joy Hommes
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high calling of God
in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14