Father Forgive [Song]

The song from the Twelfth Station of the cross in our Born for This presentation. This song is sung by Jesus as he dies on the Cross.


Father, forgive them for what they have done
They know not the scale of their crime
Guilt in their eyes and my blood on their hands
Forgive them, dear Father, forgive.

Father, why have you forsaken your son?
Alone, I am left here to die
My flesh and my spirit both wounded the same
Forgive them, dear Father, forgive.

Eli, Eli lama sabachthani (x2)

Words and Music by Jo Boyce
Copyright © 1997 CJM Music
CCLI & OneLicense No. 7081210

Liturgical Use(s): Lent, Born For This Presentation


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