Published in Memories and Other Verses, June 1991.


Heavy burdens I carried of sin and guilt
As I toiled up Calvary's side;
I placed them at the foot of the cross,
Repented and bitterly cried.
God said, "You are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb;
Fret no more, let your soul be still."
But though I left my sin, I still carried my guilt,
As my steps I retraced down the hill.
I felt relieved and praised my Lord,
For I was redeemed at last;
But sometimes my heart was troubled
With regrets I still held from the past.
God said, "Your forgiveness was complete
When you knelt at Calvary;
You should have more trust, for my Word says,
Salvation is full and free.
As far as the east is from the west,
And deep as the deepest sea,
I have cast your sins forever more
So no longer troubled be.
Try to live a life that is worthy of me
Through my strength, but if you should stray,
Confess to me, and I'll cleanse you once again
And you will start a fresh new day."