The compassion hymn
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

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 sighs of the weary
Let the children draw near

What boundless love
What fathomless grace
You have shown us
O God of compassion

Each day we live
An offering of praise
As we show to the world
Your compassion

We stood beneath the cross of Calvary
And gazed on Your face
At the thorns of oppression
And the wounds of disgrace

For surely You have borne our suffering
And carried our grief
As You pardoned the scoffer
And showed grace to the thief

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

What boundless love
What fathomless grace
You have shown us
O God of compassion

Each day we live
An offering of praise
As we show to the world
Your compassion.