The self cries out--am I forgiven?
Forgive, O human being , forgive;
For we are all in error,
All frail, lost, limited.
Even when the heart is honest.
The hand kind,
Even with God's impulse in the mind,
We fail ourselves, and one another.
Even with vast love and strong intention
Fate's intervention can
Bring us to our knees.
It is not always slated that we please.
We cannot always claim a star.
Our failures are our blessings.
Our hurts will find their healing balms,
If we give each other alms.
In order that we all may live,
Forgive, O human being, forgive.