Mother of Mercy

You hold seeds for the planting

in the soil of our sorrow;

Your own memory of pain

covering our shame.

You rejoice in the harvest of pardon


You speak for the voiceless,

But also the cruel

And destroyers of good

You seek a change of heart

You want no one to feel or be worthless


Mother of Mercy, compassion us home

Compassion us home compassionate one

Give birth to the peace of forgiveness,

a peace we can’t know on our own,

Mother of Mercy, compassion us home.


Ease the anger we suffer

As our faults take a stronghold

And our dignity stripped

By the thieves of innocence

For there’s welcome and hope in your arms   


Lyrics: James Lyons

Music: Chris Skinner