THE HYMN (O WHAT MERCY)
Words and Music by Tim Ouyang
Performed by Tim Be Told feat. Laurie Seaman
w/ Justin Walton and William Jin
From the album "Getting By"
copyright 2007 Tim Be Told


Verse 1
O what mercy has been granted me
for the filthy rags Iíve worn
clothed in sacrifice to great to speak
and of new life reborn
still my darkness veils all the victories
that youíve seen me through
the prisons I have counted each
a wall of sin so high I cannot reach
Jesus Christ who died for me
gave his life so that I could be free
he gave his life so that I could be free


Verse 2
They come to you weary broken torn
and lay their sorrows at your feet
parched and hungry for a taste of joy and from suffering find retreat
but our silence veils all the answers
that they seek from you
children cry to see your face
poor men desperate for your arms of grace
Jesus Christ who died for them
by your scars we pray their wounds will mend
by your scars we pray their wounds will mend


Verse 3

Our God of grace
our deliverer
to you be glory and fame
all our treasures we have counted loss
for to surrender is to gain
but your hope unveils all the answers
and reveals the Truth
by the cross you made a way
you will bring us to your home one day
Jesus Christ for us you died
gave the world Your love though we denied