Seven Last Words

April 13, 2017


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1. FATHER, FORGIVE THEM
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Father, forgive them,
They know not what they do.
They don’t see, don’t realize
When they sin, they hurt you.

They fail, they falter, they break,
They are feeble, they fall,
Father, forgive them,
I will help them heed your call,

I will help each one to love,
Do your will as they ought,
I intercede on their behalf,
Help them live as I taught.

I have taken them as my own,
Paid dearly for their sin,
I saved them, I cherish them,
This is what my mission has been.

Father, forgive them,
See beyond the wrong they do.
I have given my life for them
May they all be one with you.

Fill them with the Spirit,
So they may love as we love.
Let the journey of each one of them
End with us in heaven above.

May they someday be home forever
All with us in heaven above.

2. TODAY, YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE

Today, you will be with me in Paradise,
I have given my life so you may live.
At the moment that you leave this earth,
A special blessing to you I give.

Have no fear, I am with you,
I am right here by your side.
On your journey home to Our Father,
I am your companion, your guide.

The way is long, now the end is near,
Soon your pains will be over.
As you go, there is no need to fear,
With my love, your sins I cover.

I have asked Our Father for his mercy,
With love, he has given it to you.
As you breathe your last,
as your heart stops to beat,
I am with you. I love you.

I am with you,
I love you.

3. WOMAN, BEHOLD YOUR SON

Woman, behold your son,
Son, behold your mother.
I love you both so very much,
I give you each other.

Child, love my mother,
With a very special love,
From all time, she was chosen
To bring you life from above.

She will guide you,
she will mold you,
She will help you be like me.
Pray for you, cherish you,
Help you be the best you can be.

Child, love my mother
As I do.

4. MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far away from me?
from the sound of my groaning?
I have been yours from birth,
from my Mother’s womb you have been my God
Oh Lord be not far from me,
oh my strength come quickly to my help.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

5. I THIRST

I hear you say I thirst, as you suffer and die for me
You yearn for love
I do not give
your loveI fail to receive
yours was such a cruel death
you endured so much pain
if only to show me I am loved
they say you would do it all again
Help me believe oh Jesus
Change my cold uncaring heart
help me to heal oh Jesus, teach me to love
my heart can never rest ’til it rests in you
I want to love you oh Jesus
Help me to be true.

I give my heart to you Oh Jesus
May it be a place of rest for you.

6. IT IS FINISHED

It is finished
you bow your head and soon will die
your sufferings have been far too much
i don’t know the reason why
you gave your life so we may live
You taught and healed and loved us
forgave and helped us to forgive.

It is finished
your Father glorifies his son
for the work you came to do for him
you have so lovingly done
Through your passion and death
you gave us life
Jesus our Lord and God
May we all rise as you rise.

Jesus our Lord and God
May we all rise as you rise.

7. FATHER INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
All I did, I did for you, with my heart completely in it.
I did the best I could to help all know your love
I promised that with you and me they have a home in heaven above

I go now to prepare a place for them
as I return to your embrace
When you see each one oh Father
I pray you see my face
Bless them with your choicest blessings
Love each one as you love me
I gave my life so they may live
May your will for each come to be.

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
and each one you have given me.

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