Without Excuse

When leaders sin in ignorance, 

they’re not excused.

They’re guilty just like everyone

when they abuse.

When their offences are revealed 

they’ve things to do. 


In public sight, they must do right,

not out of view.

Not proudly but with hearts contrite

their sin un-do.

This messy necessary act

 they can’t eschew. 


There’s something lost, and nothing gained

for livelihood

If leaders think they’re not restrained

by common good.

Some sacrifice to make things right

is understood.


Photo:       Photo by Adrian Swancar on Unsplash

Source: Leviticus 4:22-26    

Text:  David Alexander, 2021  CC BY-SA 4.0

Tune:  Frilford,  Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2017/Score/NotForOurSins-Frilford-Chords.pdf 

Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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