1156. There is an everlasting kindness

Author: Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty

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.

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.
     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.

3.   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.
     What boundless love…

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.

     What boundless love…

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