God Is Near the Brokenhearted

A new song by Zach James and Timothy Zieger. Purchase it here! All payments are handled by Paypal so you can be sure it’s safe, easy, and convenient (credit/debit cards *are* accepted).

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god is near the brokenhearted


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CCLI song #: 7166752 (see fine print below about church use)

To a world which held power as a value
And held wealth as the mark of human worth
Came the Christ as a baby in a manger
Whose coming birth was first spoken to a shepherd

Have the mind that we see in Jesus Christ
Who would stand / with the sinners, not the saints
With the lonely and the hard to love, the ones with none to give
God is near the brokenhearted

From a voice which had called light out of darkness
And a hand which had raised up every mountain
Came a call just as quiet as a whisper
An embrace just as yielding as a mother

On a cross that was fashioned for the guilty
Hung a man who had broken not a bruised reed
Who in pain wouldn’t curse the ones who broke him
But instead asked his father to forgive them

Sheet Music

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Fine print:
PERSONAL USE – Please purchase 1 copy per person/household. To purchase multiple copies (e.g. friends or extended family members), just type the appropriate number of copies in the “quantity” box at checkout.

CHURCH USE – This song *is* registered with CCLI and will fall under your church’s license according to CCLI’s terms of use. Use this song number when reporting it: 7166752. *Please note: you may need to check the box on CCLI’s site that says “Expand search to show all songs” in order for this song to show up in the search.

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