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Here I am, Lord, and I'm drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You've cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
'cause I can't bear to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You've washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I'm not holding on to You, but You're holding on to me
You're holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don't have to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other



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    Annafe Lambating Timtim-NicolasAug 16, 2013 at 3:53 am
    How great is You love oh Jesus! From one scarred hand to the other you've forgotten all my sins. I thank You Jesus for the salvation you gave me!
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    Jubae24Dec 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    This song means so much to me. The fear of never being able to become accepted in Jesus' eyes, or more so never deserving it, for the simple fact no matter what i do or how hard i try i fail, i sin reguardless of the attempt not too.

    But thank the lord thats why Jesus was born, and thats why Jesus died. For Me! for all of US! its that easy fall to your knees and ask it doesnt have to be in some church or public place for everyone to see go into your closet in your house and talk to him, just you and him. Thats why the scars on his hands are there to allow you in his arms anytime, anywhere.
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    babygirl1313Feb 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    no matter how far we travel away from God, he will always be there to help us if we just ask.
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    CarrieFan103897Mar 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    I agree totally with you, Jubae24.

    I almost break to tears each time I hear this song because of the powerful lyrics and Mark's voice. We're all sinners, and no matter what we do, He'll still love us AND will forgive us! The phrase that really hits home to me is "From one scarred hand to the other."
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    CourtneyBethJan 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    I love this song!! it lets me know that you can be forgiven for whatever you may do because Jesus id aloving GOD

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