Turn Away

Time after time we slip away
We do our best yet fail the test
Every single day
We fight so hard to do it right
We get back up but fall back down
Why do we even try?

Year after year we crumble away
Like a stone that shatters the bone
Or cancer that feeds
We give up hope of victory
We scorn those who’ve led us to fail
And it multiplies our pain.

Turn away from it all
And say you’re sorry
Recognize the error of your ways
Turn away from the past
And promise not to return
Trust and obey; do not run away
And He’ll be with you all your days

Day after day we fall away
Until a Legion we have become
Overcome with shame
We’d cleaned out our hearts
But didn’t fill them with gold
Now shadows reside

We need to find two words to say
To melt a heart that’s turned to stone
And restore our soul
To lift our shame and bring us hope
To lift our spirit and give us joy
And come home…

Turn away from it all
And say you’re sorry
Recognize the error of your ways
Turn away from the past
And promise not to return
Trust and obey; do not run away
And He’ll be with you all your days

Turn away from the world
And say “I’m sorry!”
Turn away from the way you used to go
He waits for us with open arms
Hoping for our return
Turn and obey; come home and stay
“I forgive you!” He longs to say

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