Written on 2/19/2012: We have been battling sickness in our house for over a week now. It appears we keep recycling the same germs to one another. And, then I walked into our bedroom yesterday and turned on a light when my husband was sleeping. I didn’t think about it. The light was like a sharp stab to his eyes, though. And, then I felt really bad about it. This cold has been getting me really down, too. So, all this was going on when I sat down to hear from the Lord, to see if he had words to go with the tune I believe he had given me to write. So, when he began with the words, “You are loving and forgiving, Jesus, Savior,” I felt such comfort and reassurance from him at this time. Then, he led me to read Psalm 86, and to translate the psalm into New Testament terminology. So, this song is based off that Psalm, with Jesus Christ as the one to whom we are offering our prayer of praise, adoration, thanksgiving and supplication. You are Loving and Forgiving / An Original Work / February 19, 2012 Based off Psalm 86 You are loving and forgiving, Jesus, Savior, King of kings. You provided our redemption. By Your blood You set us free. You are gracious; full of mercy. No deeds can compare with Yours. Great are You; there is none like You. Glory be to Your name. Teach me Your way, and I’ll walk in it. O Lord, I will walk in Your truth. May I not have a heart divided, That Your name I give honor to. I will praise You, O Lord, my Savior, For great is Your love toward me. You have delivered me from my sins. Your grace has pardoned me. You, O Lord, are full of compassion, Slow to anger, bounteous in love; Faithful to fulfill all You promise; Glory be to Your name above. Hear, O Lord, and answer Your servant. You are my God. I trust in You. Turn to me and grant Your strength to me. You are my comforter.