9-4-14 Compassion

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The world is filled with sorrow, pain and fears,

With grief, despair, alone in darkest night.

Compassion fills the caring soul to tears

And moved in spirit by the suff’ring sight.

O man! Your anguish weighs upon my heart;

If I could bring you all within the fold!

Such evil seeks to tear you all apart

To bind you in its prison uncontrolled.

Too many of my shepherds fall asleep

While wolves of hopelessness devour the young.

I weep for all you lost and helpless sheep

Who perish in the earth, your names unsung.

            Awake! Awake! The flock is scattered wide;

            The hour is drawing near, come to my side!

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But when he saw the multitudes,

he was moved with compassion on them,

because they fainted, and were scattered abroad,

as sheep having no shepherd.

Matthew 9:36 KJV

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9-1-14 Follow like a Child

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When you choose Christ to be your Lord and King,

Then you become a precious child of God,

Inheriting all that His Love does bring,

Reborn into His Grace, your heart now thawed.

A child will imitate his Father’s ways,

And O! the ways of God are wonderful!

Like Jesus, love all men without delays,

Compassionate, forgiving, bountiful.

You walk in faith across this foreign land,

Aware that God is here to help you through.

Your Father’s wish is always your command,

So follow in the Saviour’s steps so true.

            You are a child of God, and held so dear

            By God your Father; Christ will draw you near.

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Be ye therefore followers of God,

as dear children

Ephesians 5:1 KJV

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