Jesus heard with deep compassion pleas for
healing, cries of pain;
cured the lame and cleansed the leper, gave the
blind their sight again.
At his voice, tormenting spirits fled a madman’s
clothed and healed, he went rejoicing, home and
family to find.
Jesus touched the lives of outcasts, weak or sinful,
scorned or poor;
gave them self-respect and courage, trust and faith
and hope secure.
Truly hearing, truly seeing deep within each troubled
Jesus healed their wounded spirits, sent them forth
with lives made whole.
Jesus, Lord, our true example, you have shown how
we must live.
Teach us how to share with others everything we
have to give.
Let our days be spent in service; bring us by your
grace to know
healing is the church’s calling, and the path that we
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Author: Joy F. Patterson
Joy F. Patterson (b. 1931), of Wassau, Wisconsin, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church who has written many texts and tunes; twenty-nine are collected in Come, You People of the Promise (Hope Publishing, Co., 1994); another collection, Teach Our Eyes New Ways of Seeing, was published in 2005 (Selah). Patterson has enjoyed a varied career as a French professor, homemaker, and claim representative for the Social Security Administration.
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IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…
Display Title: Jesus Heard with Deep CompassionFirst Line: Jesus heard with deep compassionTune Title: PLEADING SAVIORAuthor: Joy F. Patterson, b. 1931Meter: 220.127.116.11 DScripture: Mark 5:1-17; Luke 8:26-39Date: 2013Subject: Jesus Christ | Healer; Jesus Christ | Miracles; Jesus Christ | Teachings of; Occasional Services | Healing Service
Display Title: Jesus Heard with Deep CompassionFirst Line: [Jesus Heard with Deep Compassion]Author: Joy F. PattersonScripture: Matthew 8:34; Mark 5:20; Luke 8:39Date: 2008Source: Come, You People of the Promise (Hope Publishing Company,, 1994)
Display Title: Jesus Heard with Deep CompassionFirst Line: Jesus heard with deep compassionTune Title: IN BABILONEAuthor: Joy F. Patterson, 1931-Meter: 18.104.22.168.D.Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25; Luke 8:26-39; Hebrews 13:16Date: 1996Subject: Epiphany | Life; Healing in Affliction | ; Justice and Peace | ; Lent | Suffering; Liberation | ; Mission | ; Nurturing and Renewing |