Compassion Hymn (Hymn 163)
1. There is an everlasting kindness You lavished on us,
When the radiance of heaven came to rescue the lost.
You called the sheep without a shepherd to leave their distress,
For Your streams of forgiveness and the shade of Your rest.
What boundless love, what fathomless grace
You have shown us, O God of compassion.
Each day we live an off’ring of praise as we show to the world Your compassion.
2. And with compassion for the hurting You reached out Your hand,
As the lame ran to meet You and the dead breathed again.
You saw behind the eyes of sorrow and shared in our tears;
Heard the sigh of the weary, let the children draw near.
3. We stood beneath the cross of Calv’ry and gazed on Your face,
At the thorns of oppression and the wounds of disgrace;
For surely You have borne our suff’ring and carried our grief
As You pardoned the scoffer and showed grace to the thief.
4. How beautiful the feet that carry this gospel of peace
To the fields of injustice and the valleys of need–
To be a voice of hope and healing, to answer the cries
Of the hungry and helpless with the mercy of Christ.
Words and Music: Stuart Townend
Vocalists: Diane Brown, Jaz Hoffman, Philip Webb
Instrumentalists: Cathy Biagini, Enoria Lee, Benjamin Mason
Arrangement from Hymns of Grace Accompaniment Edition https://hymnsofgrace.com/products/accompaniment-edition-dvd-hymns-of-grace
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