Who am I that you should love me so
and deem me precious in your sight?
Why do you watch over me, and wait for me,
day after day and year after year?
Determinedly, I walk my own path
and seek my own way.
I stop my ears to your voice
and in my own strength I crumple and fall.
Yet you refuse to give up;
you refuse to let go.
You raise me to my feet and restore my dignity.
You say I don’t have to be what I have been
and spread before me a new path,
a different way.
Oh Lord, my God, I am deserving of your anger;
instead you pour out forgiveness,
waiting for me to hear and believe
that I am forgiven
and can go in peace.
So here I am – just as I am.
Help me to forgive myself
even as you forgive me,
that I may walk a new path
and be as one with you.