All my mistakes

by from the album Grail Songs
2 minute read

All my mistakes

O Lord
O Lord grant me some peace
With every passing day I decrease
I see now that I am neither my bones
Nor my flesh
Something happened
Out there in the wilderness

Please forgive me
I knew not what I did
I thought I showed courage
But in fact I hid
And now I say, O Lord
I say: “Whatever it takes…
Please forgive me for all my mistakes.
Forgive me for all my mistakes.”

I loved a woman
But that was long ago
I tried to drink
Where the beautiful bird had flown
I wasted time
And I wasted my blood
And all the while
You carried me in the flood

Please forgive me
I should have walked with you
I could have helped you
If only I’d been true
I thought I loved you
I thought I pulled the sword from the lake
Please forgive me for all my mistakes.
Forgive me for all my mistakes.

You know me
I feel it with every breath
And you,
You love me
And I know you’ll love me
Even unto the gate of death
I know you’ll love me
Even through the gate of death

What can I give Thee?
I got so many things wrong
What can I give Thee?
Perhaps my simple song…
What can I give Thee?
I am just a poor man
What can I give Thee?
I can give Thee my ‘I am’

The darkness
Is a sea of snakes attached to my will
The light comes
When my heart breaks
Please forgive me
Thou art not mine to forsake
Please forgive me
For all my mistakes

O Lord
Where do I go from here?
All I know is
That I need you near
This apple
This apple is rotten
I vow to remember
And then find I’ve forgotten

At first I tried
I tried not to lose face
But it’s way beyond that now
I cannot change except by Thy grace
There’s thunder
And the temple quakes
O Lord forgive me
For all my mistakes
O Lord forgive me
For all my mistakes

Grail Songs, All my mistakes