Lord, how many times have I denied You,
unlike Peter, I know of more than three
yet, just like Peter all I really wanted
was to follow and go along with Thee.
Lord, how many times did I reject,
the promises I found in Your Word
for, when faced with life’s impossibilities
I acted as if these truths, I never heard.
Lord, how many times did I refuse,
the path You had laid out for me
for, when my selfish pride took control
Your plans I didn’t want to see.
Lord, how many times did I decline,
Your mercy and endless grace
for, when I found true contentment
it wasn’t You, who I embraced.
Lord, how many times have I denied,
too many to count, I do fear
that is why today I offer You . . .
my repentant, regretful tears!
King James Version
“And Peter remembered the word of Jesus,
which said unto him, Before the cock crow,
thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out,
and wept bitterly.”
Deborah Ann Belka