The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 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. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
LORD, Your patience and mercy go on and on, You do not deal with me according to my sins but according to Your great love and mercy. Your compassion is as a sea without shores, without limit and in infinite supply. You, in that infinite compassion, took up the blot of my sin and cast it far away, beyond the reaches of that endless sea, You have healed and restored me, Praise Your holy Name.