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!
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