Compassion Hymn

Written by: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

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Original Key: G

Tempo: 163.00


Verse 1:
            G           D/F♯         Em7   G/A   D
There is an everlasting kindness You lavished on us,
         G           D/F♯           Em7     D/F♯  G   A7sus4
When the radiance of heaven came to res  -  cue   the lost.
               G               D/F♯        Em7     G/A    D
You called the sheep without a shepherd to leave their distress, 
         G            D/F♯              Em7      G/A  G    D/F♯   A  Bm7  A/C♯  D
For Your streams of forgiveness and the shade of Your rest.
Verse 2: 
            G               D/F♯        Em7      G/A     D
And with compassion for the hurting You reached out Your hand,
       G           D/F♯             Em7  D/F♯     G   A7sus4
As the lame ran to meet You and the dead breathed a - gain.
          G                D/F♯       Em7     G/A   D
You saw behind the eyes of sorrow and shared in our tears;
          G           D/F♯           Em7      G/A  D
Heard the sigh of the weary, let the children draw near.
    Chorus:
         A         A/G        D/F♯       G
    What boundless love, what fathomless grace 
             Em7         D/F♯   G  A  Bm7  A/C♯  D
    You have shown us, O God of compas     -     sion.
          A     A/G     D/F♯        G
    Each day we live an offering of praise
          Em7         D/F♯       A7sus4  G     D/F♯   A  Bm7  A/C♯  D
    As we show to the world Your compas [ -   sion.    x2]
Verse 3:
           G                  D/F♯        Em7   G/A     D
We stood beneath the cross of Calvary and gazed on Your face,
       G           D/F♯         Em7   D/F♯  G  A7sus4
At the thorns of oppression and wounds of   disgrace;
           G                  D/F♯          Em7   G/A   D
For surely You have borne our suffering and carried our grief,
       G            D/F♯               Em7      G/A   D
As You pardoned the scoffer and showed grace to the thief.
Verse 4:
         G                  D/F♯       Em7   G/A   D
How beautiful the feet that carry this gospel of   peace
       G           D/F♯            Em7   D/F♯  G  A7sus4
To the fields of injustice and the val - leys  of need;
        G                 D/F♯        Em7    G/A  D
To be a voice of hope and healing, to answer the cries 
       G          D/F♯              Em7   G/A  D
Of the hungry and helpless with the mercy of   Christ.

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 offering of praise
As we show to the world Your compassion.


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.

We stood beneath the cross of Calvary and gazed on Your face
At the thorns of oppression and wounds of disgrace;
For surely You have borne our suffering and carried out 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.

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend


Copyright © 2008 Thankyou Music


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