"Come now, let us set things right, says the LORD: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool." 1

"And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." 2

"You have given me health and life; thus is my bitterness transformed into peace. You have preserved my life from the pit of destruction, when you cast behind your back all my sins." 3

I Confess

When I confess, I find my place:
Prostrate before the Mighty Lord.
When I confess, He sends His grace --
A wondrous gift of love outpoured.

When I confess, my guilt will cease;
My burden of sin is removed.
When I confess, He sends His peace:
My wounds are healed; my hurt is soothed.

When I confess, I do resolve
To be faithful to Love again.
When I confess, He does dissolve
My enmity to God and men.

I open my heart's door a crack,
When I confess my weight of sin.
He casts my sins behind His back;
His light and love come flooding in.

He purifies me: heart and soul;
When I confess, He makes me whole!

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Isaiah 1:18
2. Matthew 26:27-28
3. Isaiah 38:16-17