Mercy

Music by Gordon Light
Words by Gordon Light
Tune Name: MERCY

Lyrics as Poetry

On this scarred and troubled planet,
on this bruised and broken earth,
may the wounds we haven’t tended
and the tears we haven’t heard
reach into our anxious silence,
rouse within us hearts to care,
call us home beside the helpless.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy be our prayer.
Mercy yours the source of healing,
Mercy fill our souls with peace,
Mercy be our gift to others,
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, flow in grace.

Are we so strong that we must trample
all the longing of our hearts?
Are we so weak that we take cover
seeking shelter in the dark?
Are we so free that we must run
from the life we’re offered here?
Mercy set us free from hiding,

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy be our prayer.
Mercy yours the source of healing,
Mercy fill our souls with peace,
Mercy be our gift to others,
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, flow in grace.


Words by
Gordon LightCopyright © 2017
by Common Cup Music Society

Comments About Song

by Author & Composer
GORDON LIGHT


“When I was writing Mercy, I was thinking of the generosity of a Jesus who opened himself to others who often showed no mercy, including ourselves. Mercy comes in many forms… forgiveness is the most understood, but it also comes as a gift to us when we are almost unavailable to its grace. When we can’t see how we are oppressed or oppress others, when we can’t understand how we would rather run from rather than give ourselves to others. Hence the second verse.

I believe God is gracious in all times, and when we discover that, mercy is set free.”


Audio Sample for:
"Mercy"

This sample is the song in its entirety from Common Cup Company's CD, "Earth Beneath Your Feet".

Scripture References

  • John 21:15-19
  • Ephesians 2:4-7

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Care, Caring
  • Forgiveness
  • Free, Freedom
  • Grace
  • Heal, Healing
  • Mercy
  • Peace (Inner Peace)
  • Prayer

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