Lord of Compassion

Tune: Morning Has Broken


Lord of compassion, tender and caring,

Holding our children, hid from our sight,

Stars in the bright sky, angels in heaven,

Gathered around you, maker of light.


These are our loved ones, shining in heaven,

These are our children, held in our hearts.

Candles still burning, softly but safely,

Each light still shining deep in our hearts.


Beauty of summer, changed into winter,

Young leaves that fell,

while still they were green.

Help us to treasure all of our mem’ries,

Waiting for new buds, as yet unseen.


Lord may your mercy reach all your people,

Give to us mourners help with our tears.

Lord as we travel hurting and grieving

Lighten our journey all of our years.

Words by Nick Ball