Saturday, January 09, 2010

Let Your Heart Be Broken

I came across this beautiful hymn while on vacation, Such meaningful lyrics...

Let Your Heart Be Broken
Let your heart be broken for a world in need:
Feed the mouths that hunger,
Soothe the wounds that bleed.
Give the cup of water, and the loaf of bread.
Be the hands of Jesus, serving in his stead.

Here on earth applying principles of love.
Visible expression, God still rules above.
Living illustration of the living word,
To the minds of all who've never seen or heard.

Blest to be a blessing, privileged to care,
Challenged be the need, apparent everywhere.
Where mankind is wanting, fill the vacant place.
Be the means through which
The Lord reveals His grace.

Add to your believing deeds that prove it true,
Knowing Christ as Savior, Make Him Master too.
Follow in His footsteps, go where he has trod;
In the worlds great trouble risk yourself for God.

Let your heart be tender and your vision clear;
See mankind as God sees, serve Him far and near.
Let your heart be broken by a brother's pain;
Share your rich resources, give and give again.

Words & music - Bryan Jeffery Leech

4 comments:

taniad1992 said...

This hymn speaks so much to my heart! I came across your blog while searching out info on the hymn. Thank you for your compassion for others and for being broken for what breaks the heart of Christ!

Brad in the 'Loo said...

It is beautiful, isn't it? I'm just grateful I stumbled across it one day. Thanks for your kind words and for your own heart for the lost. Peace.

Anonymous said...

This is the great commission! May we all take these words to heart and live them.

luv002 said...

I have been around awhile and know a ton of hymns. But I had never heard this. Beautiful! Speaks to our calling as Christians.