The first time you walk in a nursing home
You smell the stench of urine and decay,
But if you visit ev’ry day and roam,
The stench will seem less strong then fade away.
And so it is with sins we do commit,
Then fail to go confess it to the Lord;
In time it fades to gray and we forget
Though it still reeks to God and is abhorred.
Acknowledge right away your ev’ry sin,
Confess with guilt, repent with broken heart,
And if you are contrite He’ll cleanse within;
Forgiven now, God’s love will ne’er depart.
The Holy Spirit marks your heart with shame;
Take this to God while it is still aflame.
If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 KJV