For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. (Psalm 103:11-13 ESV)
Hymn ELH 455:1,5 With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh
With broken heart and contrite sigh,
A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry.
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free–
O God, be merciful to me!
And when, redeemed from sin and hell,
With all the ransomed throng I dwell,
My joyous song shall ever be,
God has been merciful to me.
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing compassion on me and all sinners by sending Your Son to remove my transgressions from me through His perfect life and innocent death. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.